GeminiJets 1/400 scale KLM Boeing 737-700W diecast model is As Real as it Gets™ and measures approximately 3-1/4-inches long with a 3-1/2-inch wingspan. Manufactured by GeminiJets as a limited edition, highly collectible model, this KLM Boeing 737-700W - Registration PH-BGI - has been meticulously recreated from Boeing's blueprints and features realistic landing gear and detailed graphics, assuring the utmost accuracy and superior quality. A Display Stand is not included and is sold separately - Gemini GJSTD777. In the early 1990s, Boeing worked on designing an aircraft that would replace older models of its popular Boeing 737 jetliner. In June 1983, Boeing launched the 737-X program after having received an order from Southwest Airlines for 63 aircraft. This resulted in the development of the 737 Next Generation (737NG or 737 Next Gen) aircraft and would go on to include four different variants: the -600, -700, -800 and -900. The Boeing Next Generation 737s incorporated a larger wing, more powerful engines and can fly longer range routes with higher payloads than the earlier 737 models. The Boeing 737-700 was the first variant to enter production, with the first delivery having been made to Southwest Airlines in December 1997. Thereafter, in September 1994, the first Boeing 737-800 was delivered to Hapag-Lloyd, which is a longer version of the Boeing 737-700, with seating for up to 189 passengers. Then, in 1988, SAS became the first airline to take delivery of the Boeing 737-600, which is the smallest Boeing 737 in the Next Generation family, with seating for 110 to 132 passengers. The last aircraft in the Next Generation family, the Boeing 737-900, which is the Longest 737NG, was launched in November 1997, with Alaska Airlines having placed the first order. Boeing also subsequently introduced its Boeing 737-900ER, which offers greater range with a higher payload capacity than the Boeing 737-900. Today many of the Next Generation 737s incorporate blended winglets, which help to increase lift, reduce drag, and helps to reduce fuel consumption and engine wear. A split scimitar winglet featuring a distinctive curve was also released to further reduce energy loss. Recognized as Boeing's most successful airliner program to date, the 737NG program has been superseded by the improved 737 Max family of aircraft.