Boeing 737-400

The design of the 737-400 was launched in 1985 to fill the gap between the 737-300 and 757-200, and compete with the Airbus A320. Is an extension of 737-300 at 3.45 m to transport up to 168 passengers. Includes a tail wheel to prevent the tail tap runway during takeoff. The aircraft was also improved with a new windscreen fitted as estándar.8 The prototype was presented on January 26, 1988, and first flew on February 19, 1988.
The aircraft entered service on September 15, 1988 to Piedmont Airlines as launch customer (25 orders) a
The 737-400F was not a model delivered by Boeing but a conversion of 737-400 as exclusive cargo aircraft. Alaska Airlines was the first to convert one of its 400 regular service to an aircraft with a capacity of 10 pallets.9 The airline made two half planes with space for passengers and half to load. These 737-400 Combi are currently in service.


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