What is a 737-800 plane?

What is a 737-800 plane?

The Boeing 737-800 is a stretched version of the 737-700. It replaced the 737-400. The Boeing 737-800 competes primarily with the Airbus A320. The 737-800 seats 162 passengers in a two-class layout or 189 passengers in a one-class layout. The 737−800 was launched on September 5, 1994.

What was the first 737 crash?

December 8, 1972 – United Airlines Flight 553, a 737-200 registration N9031U, crashed while attempting to land at Chicago Midway International Airport. Two people on the ground and 43 of the 61 passengers and crew on board died. This was the first fatal accident involving a 737.

What is a Boeing 737-500 series?

The Boeing 737-500 is the final and shortest variant of the Boeing 737 Classic produced by the American manufacturer Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It has a range of 2,950 nautical miles, and the 737-500 can accommodate up to 132 passengers.

How does an Aeroplane engine start?

This starting process normally uses an electric motor to spin the main turbine shaft. The electric motor spins the main shaft until there is enough air blowing through the compressor and the combustion chamber to light the engine. Fuel starts flowing and an igniter similar to a spark plug ignites the fuel.