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KLM to take delivery of the very last Boeing 737 NG

Joe G. Walker reporting from the Pacific Northwest:

Aviation history can be interesting, with hidden gems found from time to time.
Though the last original Boeing 737NG airframe was built and delivered to Skymark, as previously reported, the very, very last 737NG will be going to KLM, with the registration of PH-BCL, msn: 98801, ln:7542A. It is named “Krooneend/ Crown Duck”.
History of the original airframe, msn: 63624, ln: 7542,  has rumors  that the fuselage was shot at during transport to Renton and then had the wrong wing holes drilled for wings for a MAX or P-8A.  The original fuselage was destroyed and new one ordered.  As this is a “one of”, is was given a special serial number of 98801.
PH-BCL is pictured arriving at Boeing Field (King County) in Seattle.

Ryanair takes delivery of the last Boeing 737NG

Boeing announced on social media:

It’s the end of an era and the start of a new one. Ryanair took delivery of its last 737 NG on December 13. Thanks for being all-Boeing and get ready for the 737 MAX “Gamechanger”.

Virgin Australia orders 23 Boeing 737-800 MAX aircraft

Virgin Australia Airlines (Brisbane) today (July 5) announced an agreement with Boeing to order 23 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, the first in Australia.

The fuel-efficient aircraft will join Virgin Australia’s fleet between 2019 and 2021. The agreement includes four additional delivery options, ensuring flexibility to respond to market conditions.

To align with its current capacity plan for the next three years, Virgin Australia has delayed the delivery of some of its Boeing 737NG aircraft to after 2016, leaving 31 scheduled deliveries of Boeing 737-800 aircraft between 2013 and 2016. This gives the airline flexibility to develop the appropriate mix of narrow-body and wide-body aircraft.

Virgin Australia expects that by the end of 2013, all of its Boeing 737-700 aircraft will have exited the fleet.

Copyright Photo: Micheil Keegan. Virgin Australia will now center its narrow body fleet around the Boeing 737-800.

Virgin Australia: