Boeing 737-600 Makes First Flight

The smallest member of the Next-Generation 737 airplane family -- the 737-600 -- made its first flight today, with Boeing Capts. Mike Carriker and Ray Craig at the airplane's controls. The 102-foot, 6-inch airplane took off from Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash., at 10:16 a.m. PST. This newest 737 model, launched by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), is equivalent in size to the 737-500, and provides seating for 110 to 132 passengers.