Cranfield University 737

By | 12th May 2017

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Cranfield University 737

British Airways Boeing 737 lands at Cranfield University

A Boeing 737 passenger jet has landed at Cranfield University in Bedfordshire where it will used by students as a research and training tool.

The B737-400 airliner has been donated to the university by British Airways following its retirement from service.

Prof Phil John, from the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, said the plane would “provide a highly significant resource, unique in European academia, and further enhances our capabilities and industrial scale facilities at the university”.

British Airways captain Marc Schavemaker, one of the pilots flying the aircraft to Cranfield, said: “With more modern and efficient aircraft coming into our fleet, it’s great that we have the opportunity to donate this retired 737 for research and training purposes.”

A BOEING 737 passenger jet has landed at Cranfield University where it will used by students for research and training.

The B737-400 airliner has been donated by British Airways following its retirement from service.

The plane landed at Cranfield Airport at around 10:30am on Thursday, October 23.

One eyewitness – who sent in the photograph above – said: “The plane was huge and barely fit on the runway! It was quite a sight.”

Professor Phil John, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, said it ‘will provide a highly significant resource, unique in European academia, and further enhances our capabilities and industrial scale facilities at the University’.

He added: “We are delighted that British Airways has decided to donate this large 400 series aeroplane to us and we greatly appreciate the relationship we have with this major airline.

British Airways Captain Marc Schavemaker, one of the pilots flying the aircraft to Cranfield, said: “With more modern and efficient aircraft coming into our fleet it’s great that we have the opportunity to donate this retired 737 for research and training purposes.”