Lufthansa will phase out its last Boeing 737 on Oct. 29 after completing a flight from Milan to Frankfurt. The German airline’s last aircraft, a 737-300, marks a historical move as the Boeing twin-engine narrowbody has been in service for nearly 50 years. Lufthansa became the launch customer for the type Feb. 19, 1965 when it ordered 22 737-100s. The 737 received FAA certification Dec. 12, 1967 and the first aircraft was delivered for crew training Dec. 27, nearly two weeks later. ...

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