Air France retires Boeing 737

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Yesterday, French carrier Air France retired the Boeing 737 after 25 years of service. According to a press release issued by the airline, Air France ordered twelve Boeing 737-200s in 1982 - the first aircraft ordered by Air France that required only two pilots.

Yesterday's flight was flown by F-GJND, a Boeing 737-500, which was delivered to Air France in December 1991 and flew over 34,500 hours four the airline. The flight, AF1703, was from Turin to Paris and was flown by Eric Monlouis, the head of the airline's 737 division.

Air France, which has operated the -200, -300 and -500 versions of the 737, now uses an all-Airbus fleet (comprised of the A318, A319, A320 and A321) on its short and medium haul routes.


Anonymous said...

High Thumbs Up for Air France for retiring Boeing 737 from the fleet.
This particular aircraft is still the best in number of sale but it is the worst in safety as they are cheaper than the competitors.

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