This resulted in the pilots' seats being placed side by side instead of behind each other. In his offer to KLM, Fokker said he would build eight aircraft and deliver them between 1 March and I July 1937, for a unit price of 258,000 guilders.
As with the F.XXXVI, the type designation of the F.XXXVII indicated the maximum number of passengers and crew. As well as 32 passenger seats, the aircraft provided accommodation for five crew members - two pilots, a flight engineer, a radio operator and a steward.
The latter had an electric hot plate at his disposal.
Although Fokker had made this gesture in an effort to revive the fortunes of his commercial aircraft, he did not succeed. The preference at KLM was now definitely for metal aircraft. And because the Douglas company did not stand idle after the success of its DC-2 and developed the DC-3, it was not the F.XXXVII that went into service in 1937, but the new DC-3.