Fri, Nov 25, 2011
Boeing Has Delivered 100 Of Its Largest Variant Of The
The number of Boeing's Next-Generation 737-900ER (extended
range) flying reached 100 this week, with a delivery to
Tajikistan-based Somon Air. To date, the 737-900ER has logged 414
orders from 16 customers. The Next-Generation 737 family has won
orders for more than 6,000 airplanes and Boeing has delivered more
"Airlines around the world are recognizing the superior
performance and operating economics of the Next-Generation
737-900ER," said Beverly Wyse, 737 vice president and general
manager. "It offers the best seat-mile cost of any single-aisle
airplane which is especially important with today's high fuel
The Next-Generation 737-900ER is a short-to-medium range twinjet
that increases the capability of the Next-Generation 737 family.
The higher-capacity, longer-range derivative of the 737-900 was
launched in July 2005 with an order for 30 airplanes from
Indonesia's Lion Air and introduced into service in April 2007. The
Next-Generation 737-900ER replaces the larger, single-aisle Boeing
757, which ceased production in 2004. The 737-900ER is capable of
operating more than 90 percent of the 757 twin-engine's routes yet
at a much lower operating cost.
The 737-900ER is the longest 737, typically carrying 180
passengers in a two-class layout with an exit limit certified for
up to 220 passengers in a single-class configuration.
Somon Air, based in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, is the country's first
private full-service carrier.
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