The history of the Aviationtag Southwest Boeing 737-700 N7705A
This Boeing 737-700 was built in Renton, Washington, with Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN) 32744 and line number 1584. The aircraft was delivered with registration N169AT to AirTran in October 2004.
In 2011 AirTran was acquired by the low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines from Texas. AirTran slowly integrated into Southwest and during August 2014, this 737 would start flying as a Southwest aircraft with registration N7705A.
On 16 January 2020 the aircraft made its final flight when it was flown to Marana Pinal Airpark in Arizona. There, N7705A would be dismantled and scrapped. Parts will be used on other aircraft around the world, and the skin made a welcome addition into the Aviationtag collection.
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Please be advised: Owning an Aviationtag, is owning a piece of history. During the airplane’s long life, the skin has developed some unique properties which make each tag different. Depending on the aircraft and what part it’s manufactured from, tags may show differences in material, color, thickness, and finish. For example, small scratches and flaking paint are perfectly normal, and these imperfections reflect on the long history of the aircraft. They give the tag its unique look and make it an excellent aviation collectible!
When using the Aviationtag as a keychain or luggage tag, we strongly advise using the original Aviationtag cover to preserve the finish.
History of the Boeing 737
The Boeing 737 made its first flight in April 1967. It was put into service with Lufthansa on February 10, 1968.
In 1984, the 737 Classic was introduced, the biggest improvements were capacity, wingspan, and a change to the CFM56 engines with better fuel efficiency. It comes in three size variants (-300, -400, -500).
The 737 Next Generation (NG) entered service in 1997. The new model had a new airframe, wing design, cabin improvements, a glass cockpit and CFM56-7 series engines. Four size variants are available (-600, -700, -800, -900).
The latest generation, the 737 MAX, made its first flight on January 29, 2016. The model had updated avionics with bigger screens, split-tip winglets, and was re-engined with the more fuel-efficient CFM LEAP-1B. It comes in four variants (MAX 7, 8, 9, 10)
To fly the 737 in X-Plane, there are a couple of options. The Zibo 737NG is an amazing freeware aircraft. IXEG has a very nice 737 Classic as payware alternative.
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