TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Pima Air and Space Museum will officially welcome the world's 'most popular jetliner' in a dedication ceremony today.
The 737-300 commercial jetliner formally operated by China Southern Airlines is the first direct donation to the museum from Boeing.
The aircraft has been at the museum for almost one year, but will officially go on display today.
The airliner was flown into Davis-Monthan Air Force Base back in December 2012. It was towed into the museum with its crew still inside.
Tucson News Now spoke with Yvonne Morris, the Executive Director for the Arizona Aerospace Foundation about what will set this plane apart from all the other exhibits at the museum.
Morris listed one reason will be the aircraft will be used as a classroom in the future, to encourage students to enter the growing world of avionics careers. Currently, visitors are not allowed inside many of the static aircraft displays. The public will also be allowed to enter the jetliner, once details are worked out.
The dedication will be happening today at noon, with Boeing and Pima Air and Space Museum officials.