Market Presence. The B737-700 is endemic but not so popular as other types. Almost taken for granted, the B737-700 has secured some 1,271 orders versus 1,513 of two years ago of which over 1,092 have been delivered. However the -800 continues to be the most popular with nearly 4,224 orders. The -700 has achieved notable but limited success, building upon the solid foundations laid by the B737-200ADV and then the B737-400. In terms of the competition, principally the A319, orders for the Airbus product have now marginally outstripped the Boeing product, 1,522 versus 1,271 reversing an earlier trend though the A319 tally includes a few A310neo orders. The Boeing type also lags behind slightly with respect to deliveries, 1,368 versus 1,092. The Airbus product was introduced only a year earlier than the -700. Values of new aircraft have fallen from around $37 million four years ago to more approximate $36 million such have been the problems in the market. Whereas post 2001 the B737-700 operator base was in its infancy, the type has now been in service for over a decade and as such is much more vulnerable.
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