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BOEING 737 DETAILS & FLEET LISTING


The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. The 737 has nine variants with the -600, -700, -800 and -900 currently in production. The 737 first flew in 1967,  and entered airline service in February 1968. She is Boeing's only single-aisle, narrow-body airliner currently in production.
The 737 has been continuously manufactured by Boeing since 1967 with over 7,000 aircraft delivered. The 737 series is one the most-ordered and most-produced jet airliner in history. There are over 1,250 737s airborne at any given time, with one departing or landing somewhere every five seconds on average. Dan Air was relatively late entering the type into it's fleet. It had already been flying in the colours of Britannia, British Airtours, Air Europe, and other UK airlines for several years before Dan Air ordered the type. Altogether Dan Air operated 25 737's including varients of 200/300/400 series' . All but four aircraft ordered joined the fleet. 26 aircraft were registered to Dan Air but one of them was re registered .The 737 was also a major break in Dan Air tradition. For the first time they company bought or leased a series of brand new aircraft. Almost all the 737 fleet was bought or leased new. The company had first considered the 737 in the mid 1970's. It is well documented that Errol Cossey who was Dan Air's associate director, Martin O'Regan the group's finance director and Alan Snudden the company's Managing Director had tried without success, to force Dan Air's chairman, Fred Newman to purchase the 737. They pointed out that the aircraft out performed most of Dan Air's fleet and would offer considerable benefits during a period that saw fuel prices soar. They had looked at the 737 200 Adv, which would have put them in front of UK competitors. Despite the obvious advantages of 737 Newman refused to order the aircraft. Shortly after the three said board members left Dan Air to work with Other Airlines. Errol Cossey and Martin O'Regan left and formed a new Airline - Air Europe, with Harry Goodman as a major backer. the first type Air Europe introduced into it's own fleet was the Boeing 737 advanced. The introduction of the 737 into Dan Air's fleet was designed to make the company leaner, more efficient and therefore more competitive in the UK marketplace. The 737 was vastly superior in terms of fuel consumption to anything else in their fleet. as newer, even more efficient models became available Dan Air was able to obtain them and it would seem that the company was aiming at consolidating it's operation into having two basic types in the fleet: The 737 and the BAe146. The 737 was also the only aircraft in the entire Dan Air fleet that it's new owner, British Airways, absorbed into it's own operation. The others being sold or scrapped immediately. Throughout this section of the website we have endeavoured to find a photograph of each individual aircraft. there are  thumbnail images of all the liveries the aircraft wore whilst with Dan Air, and in many cases, the prior and subsequent liveries with other operators. The thumbnail images can be enlarged by simply clicking on them.
G-BCIV
Type: 2L9

Serial Number: 21528

Entered Service: 22/10/80

Last Flown:

Obtained From: Boeing

We do not have a picture of this aircraft in Dan Air Colours. Do you have one we could use? contact us: admin@danairremembered.com


G-BCIV GALLERY
G-BICV
Type: 269

Serial Number: 21538

Entered Service: 04/11/80

Last Flown: 27/10/83

Obtained From: Guinness Peat Aviation on lease

Notes: Returned following lease

G-BICV GALLERY
G-ILFC
Type: 2U4

Serial Number: 22161

Entered Service: 01/11/83

Last Flown : 06/11/92 (As G-WGEL)

Obtained From: International Leasing & finance Corp

Notes: First registration G-BOSL Re registered as G-ILFC Registration acronym of leasing company. Then as G -WGEL.
To Gatwick for disposal
G-ILFC GALLERY
G-BJXJ
Type: 2U4

Serial Number: 22161

Entered Service: 01/11/83

Last Flown : 06/11/92 (As G-WGEL)

Obtained From: International Leasing & finance Corp

Notes: First registration G-BOSL Re registered as G-ILFC Registration acronym of leasing company. Then as G -WGEL.
To Gatwick for disposal
G-BJXJ GALLERY
G-BJXL
Type: 2T4

Serial Number: 22054

Entered Service: 11/11/83

Last Flown: 27/10/86

Obtained From: International Leasing & finance Corp

Notes: Leased to Nordair (1985) Returned off lease 31/10/86

G-BJXL GALLERY
G-BKAP
Type: 2L9

Serial Number: 21658

Entered Service: 27/04/82

Last Flown: 28/10/83

Obtained From: Maersk Air on lease

Notes: Returned off lease 02/11/83

G-BKAP GALLERY
G-BKNH
Type: 210 ADV

Serial Number: 21820

Entered Service: 30/03/83

Last Flown: 06/11/92

Obtained From: Arkia Israel as (4X-BAA)

Notes: Names "Highland Prospect" To Gatwick for disposal

G-BKNH GALLERY
G-BLDH
Type: 2E7 ADV

Serial Number: 22876

Entered Service: 22/12/83

Last Flown: 05/11/92

Obtained From: Arkia Israel as 4X - BAC

Notes: To Gatwick for disposal

G-BLDE GALLERY
G-BMDF
Type: 2E7ADV

Serial Number: 22875

Entered Service: 26/03/84

Last Flown: 02/11/92

Obtained From: Arkia Israel as 4X - BAB

Notes: Obtained on lease from Arkia.
Originally wore Dan Air/Arkia hybrid colour scheme before finally wearing Dan Air colours
To Gatwick for disposal 02/11/1992
G-BMDF GALLERY
G-WGEL
Type: 2U4

Serial Number: 22161

Entered Service: 01/11/83

Last Flown: 06/11/92

Obtained From: International Leasing & finance Corp

Notes: Original registration G-BOSL (OSL Holidays) then as G-ILFC (International Leasing and Finance Corp)

G-WGEL GALLERY
G-BNNJ
Type: 3Q8

Serial Number: 24068

Entered Service: 12/02/88

Last Flown:1992 for Dan Air

Obtained From: International Leasing & Finance Corp

Notes: To British Airways
G-BNNJ GALLERY
G-BOWR
Type: 3Q8

Serial Number: 23401

Entered Service: 27/02/92

Last Flown: November 1992

Obtained From: Interantional Leasing And Finance Corp as OO-ILF

Notes: To British Airways (Gatwick) Hybrid colours

G-BOWR GALLERY
G-BUHI
Type: 300

Serial Number:

Entered Service: Was on order

Last Flown: N/A

Obtained From:

Notes: Expected Delivery was to be February 1993

Photo Credit  : No image available as aircraft never entered service


G-BUHJ
Type: 300

Serial Number:

Entered Service: Was on order

Last Flown: N/A

Obtained From:

Notes: Expected to have been delivered May 1993

Photo Credit  : No image available as aircraft never entered service


G-SCUH
Type: 3Q8

Serial Number: 23254

Entered Service: 04/05/85

Last Flown: November 1992

Obtained From: International Leasing & Finance Corp

Notes: To British Airways Gatwick


G-SCUH GALLERY
G-BNNK
Type: 4Q8

Serial Number: 24069

Entered Service: 30/11/88

Last Flown: November 1992

Obtained From: International Leasing & Finance Corp

Notes: To British Airways Gatwick


G-BNNK GALLERY
G-BNNL
Type: 4Q8

Serial Number: 24070

Entered Service: 11/01/89

Last Flown: November 1992

Obtained From: International Leasing & Finance Corp

Notes: To British Airways Gatwick
G-BNNL GALLERY
G-BPNZ
Type: 4Q8

Serial Number: 24332

Entered Service: 07/06/90

Last Flown: November 1992

Obtained From: International Leasing & Finance Corp

Notes: To British Airways Gatwick

G-BPNZ GALLERY
G-BSNV
Type: 4Q8

Serial Number: 25168

Entered Service: 05/92/92

Last Flown: November 1992

Obtained From: International Leasing & Finance Corp

Notes: To British Airways Gatwick

G-BSNV GALLERY
G-BSNW
Type: 4Q8

Serial Number: 25169

Entered Service: 12/03/92

Last Flown: November 1992

Obtained From: International Leasing & Finance Corp

Notes: To British Airways Gatwick

G-BSNW GALLERY
G-BUHK

Type: 400

Serial Number: Not assigned

Entered Service: Expected delivery March 1993

Last Flown: N/A

Obtained From :

Notes: Never entered service so no image available

G-BUHL
Type: 400

Serial Number: Not assigned

Entered Service: Expected delivery June 1983

Last Flown: N/A

Obtained From :

Notes: Not entered service so no image available

G-BVNM
Type: 4S3

Serial Number: 24163

Entered Service: April 1991

Last Flown: November 1992

Obtained From: Air Europe via Citycorp

Notes: Ex  G-BPKA  (Air Europe) AE went bankrupt March 1991. To British Airways November 1992
G-BVNM GALLERY
G-BVNN
Type: 4S3

Serial Number: 24164

Entered Service: April 1991

Last Flown: November 1992

Obtained From: Air Europe Via Citycorp

Notes: Ex G-BPKB (Air Europe) AE went bankrupt March 1991. tTo British Airways November 1992

G-BVNN GALLERY
G-BVNO
Type: 4S3

Serial Number: 24167

Entered Service: April 1991

Last Flown: November 1992

Obtained From: From Air Europe Via  City Corp

Notes: Ex G-BPKE (Air Europe) AE went bankrupt March 1991.
To British Airways November 1992

G-BVNO GALLERY
G-TREN
Type: 4S3

Serial Number: 24796

Entered Service: 04/04/91

Last Flown: November 1992

Obtained From: Air Europe Via International Leasing & Finance Corp

Notes: Ex G-BRKG
(Air Europe) AE went bankrupt March 1991. To British Airways November
G-TREN GALLERY
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