Hello everyone! Sorry for the delay, I had a lot going on this weekend, and was unable to post this as scheduled. This week, we will be comparing fierce rivals the 737-700 and the Airbus A319. Remember to keep track of the stars * to keep track of the score.
Adrian Pingstone, Wikipedia
The 737-700 is a lighter airframe than the A319
The A319 can lift more which means that it has the capability to carry more passengers, cargo, and fuel
The A319 can also land with more fuel and passengers onboard, which makes it more flexible in the routes that it can fly in 1 day and in case of a diversion.
The A319 can fly farther than the 737-700
- Service ceiling
The 737 can fly higher than the A319
- Cargo Capacity
The A319 can carry more cargo=more money. Plus, it can carry L3D containers, which the 737 cannot
A319: CFM56-5B=6/1, IAE V2500=4.9/1*
The A319 has more engine choices that can be more efficient.
- Seat Width
The A319 has a wider seat
A319: Full FBW systems, full glass cockpit, sharklets, optional HUDs*
737-700: Full glass cockpit, optional HUDs, split scimitar winglets
The A319 has more advanced technologies than the 737-700
A319: All modern Airbuses*
737-700: 737NG family
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- Takeoff runway distance
The A319 can takeoff from a shorter runway
- Landing runway distance
The A319 can land on a shorter runway
- In service
There are waay more A319s in service, making spare parts cheaper and maintenance costs cheaper.
There is a clear reason on why the A319 outsold the 737-700. Very likely, if there weren’t so many 737NG family planes in the skies, the margin would have been even greater. The A319 is a more flexible plane that is more advanced and cheaper to maintain and has better engines, and can carry more cargo and even containers. The 737-700 isn’t without it’s advantages however, as it is lighter and can fly higher, but the A319 has more of them. Do you guys have any feedback for me, any information that you feel that I got wrong or should have added or left out? Feel free to let me know down in the comments! But, keep this appropriate, respectful and no A vs B arguments! Thanks!