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The incredible history of the Boeing 737 – the best-selling airliner of all time

Business Insider Logo By Benjamin Zhang of Business Insider | Slide 2 of 34:  Source: New York Times.

In 1964, Boeing began work on a 50-60 seat, narrow-body airliner designed for trips between 50 and 1,000 miles in length. It would also be roughly half the size Boeing's smallest jet at the time, the 727.

Source: The New York Times.

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