The 737-700C (Convertible) is the first member of the Boeing Next-Generation 737 family to be offered in both an all-passenger and all-cargo layout. The 737-700C highlights the outstanding flexibility of the 737 family.
The 737-700C, a simple derivative of the Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 passenger airplane, has strengthened wings identical to those on the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ). The BBJ is a modified Next-Generation 737-700. The 737-700C also has a new main-deck cargo door and a new cargo handling system.
Like all Next-Generation 737 models, the 737-700C is powered by CFM56-7 engines produced by CFMI, a joint venture of General Electric of the United States and Snecma of France.
In an all-passenger layout, the Next-Generation 737-700C can carry up to 140 passengers. In a mixed-class configuration of 120 passengers, it can fly up to 3,205 nautical miles (5,940 kilometers). In an all-cargo layout, the 737-700C can carry up to 40,000 pounds (18,200 kilograms) of cargo and fly up to 2,880 nautical miles (5,330 kilometers).
The 737-700C was launched Sept. 3, 1997, when the U.S. Naval Reserve ordered two. The Naval Reserve calls the model the C-40 Clipper. The 737-700C is the first new all-cargo 737 Boeing has developed since 1966, when the 737-200 Convertible was launched.
The 737-700C allows airlines to alternate between passenger and cargo layouts on a daily, weekly or seasonal basis depending on market requirements.