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This Day in Aviation History
April 9th, 1967
*First flight of the Boeing 737.
 
The Boeing 737 is a short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner. Originally developed as a shorter, lower-cost twin-engined airliner derived from Boeing's 707 and 727, the 737 has developed into a family of ten passenger models with a capacity of 85 to 215 passengers. The 737 is Boeing's only narrow-body airliner in production, with the 737 Next Generation (-700, -800, and -900ER) variants currently being built. Production has also begun on the re-engined and redesigned 737 MAX, which is set to enter service in 2017.
 
Originally envisioned in 1964, the initial 737-100 made its first flight in April 1967 and entered airline service in February 1968 at Lufthansa. Next, the lengthened 737-200 entered service in April 1968. In the 1980s Boeing launched the -300, -400, and -500 models, subsequently referred to as the Boeing 737 Classic series. The 737 Classics added capacity and incorporated CFM56 turbofan engines along with wing improvements....
 
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Wikipedia, Boeing 737: http://gstv.us/1YjjUCo
 
YouTube, Prototype Boeing 737 4 part series with retired Boeing engineer Bob Bogash
Part 1: http://gstv.us/1Yjk4tA
Part 2: http://gstv.us/1Yjk905
Part 3: http://gstv.us/1YjkcJB
Part 4: http://gstv.us/1Yjkekw
 
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This Day in Aviation History
April 4th, 1993
First flight of the Fokker 70.
 
The Fokker 70 is a narrow-body, twin-engined, medium-range, turbofan regional airliner produced by Fokker as a smaller version of the Fokker 100. Both the F70 and F100 were preceded by the first jet aircraft manufactured by Fokker, the Fokker F28 Fellowship. Since its first flight in 1993, 47 aircraft, plus one prototype, have been manufactured and 38 are still in active service with airlines around the world, especially European airlines....
 
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Wikipedia, Fokker 70: http://gstv.us/1M91IdK
 
YouTube, Pilot's life - Flying on the KLM Cityhopper Fokker 70: http://gstv.us/2nPlov8
 
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This Day in Aviation History
March 29th, 1960
First flight of the Tupolev Tu-124.
 
The Tupolev Tu-124 (NATO reporting name: Cookpot) was a 56-passenger short-range twinjet airliner built in the Soviet Union.
 
Developed from the medium-range Tupolev Tu-104, the Tu-124 was meant to meet Aeroflot's requirement for a regional airliner to replace the Ilyushin Il-14 on domestic routes. Resembling a 75% scaled-down Tu-104, the two were hard to tell apart at a distance but it was not a complete copy of the Tu-104. The Tu-124 had a number of refinements, including double-slotted flaps, a large centre-section airbrake and automatic spoilers. Unlike the Tu-104, the wing trailing edge inboard of the undercarriage was unswept.
 
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Wikipedia, Tupolev Tu-124: http://gstv.us/1pW9u0R
 
YouTube, На борту Ту-124 - On a board of Tu-124: http://gstv.us/2n7oTdD
 
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