• Boeing feiert 500. Auslieferung der 737 mit dem Boeing Sky Interior

    SEATTLE,  02 November 2012 - 

    Boeing hat bekannt gegeben, dass das von Passagieren inspirierte 737 Boeing Sky Interior seine 500. Auslieferung erreicht hat und seit nunmehr zwei Jahren eingesetzt wird. Die Next-Generation 737-800 wurde an das in Newport Beach, Kalifornien ansässige Leasingunternehmen Aviation Capital Group (ACG) ausgeliefert. Die in Panama ansässige Copa Airlines wird das neue Flugzeug leasen und betreiben. Seit der Erstauslieferung des Boeing Sky Interior im Oktober 2010 haben insgesamt 65 Fluggesellschaften und Leasingunternehmen das neue Interieur bestellt.

    Das 737 Boeing Sky Interior verfügt über eine neue gewölbte Architektur und Fenstereinbettungen, LED-Beleuchtung, die zur offenen Atmosphäre der Kabine beiträgt, sowie größere Gepäckfächer, die nach oben wegschwenken. Mehr als 90 Prozent des Boeing Auftragsbestands von über 2.800 Next-Generation 737 Flugzeugen wird mit dem Boeing Sky Interior ausgeliefert. Das Boeing Sky Interior wird bei der 737 MAX Standard sein.

    Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] popular passenger-inspired 737 Boeing Sky Interior today marked its 500th delivery and its second anniversary in service.

    The Next-Generation 737-800 was delivered to Newport Beach, Calif.-based leasing company, Aviation Capital Group (ACG). Panama-based Copa Airlines will lease and operate the new airplane.

    “Our customers and their passengers tell us the 737 Boeing Sky Interior has a ‘wow’ factor that no other single-aisle jetliner can match,” said Beverly Wyse, 737 vice president and general manager, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “It adds even more value to an airplane that is already delivering the best economics, reliability and fuel efficiency in its market segment.”

    Since the Boeing Sky Interior’s first delivery in October 2010, 65 airlines and leasing companies have ordered the new interior. The spacious Boeing Sky Interior provides airlines an opportunity to differentiate themselves from competitors by offering a flight experience that creates passenger preference and loyalty.

    “Being part of this significant milestone for the 737 Boeing Sky Interior is a fantastic opportunity,” said Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines. “With its continuous innovations, the Next-Generation 737-800 not only benefits Copa with its unmatched operating costs, but the Boeing Sky Interior also provides a welcoming and unique flying experience. Copa is proud to continue to offer this state-of-the-art technology and first rate passenger experience to our valued customers.”

    Copa Airlines operates a fleet of 83 airplanes. The airline has chosen the Boeing Sky Interior on all of their delivered airplanes since they were the first airline in Latin America to take delivery of the new interior in March 2011.

    "We are delighted to have the 737 Boeing Sky Interior in our portfolio," said R. Stephen Hannahs, Group Managing Director and CEO of ACG.  "Providing our airline customers with innovative products, like the 737 Boeing Sky Interior, is an integral part of ACG's corporate strategy."

    ACG is a leader in the commercial airplane leasing industry and has ordered 111 Next-Generation 737s from Boeing.
    Two Boeing Sky Interior operators recently conducted passenger surveys that reinforced a substantial, noticeable preference for the new interior and validated that passengers clearly differentiate between the new and previous interiors.

    Norwegian Air Shuttle, which has been flying 737s with the Boeing Sky Interior since December 2010, conducted its passenger survey in 2011. More than 60 percent respondents rate the Boeing Sky Interior more comfortable than the standard interior; and the same percentage of passengers “felt happier.” They felt the cabin was more spacious and liked the overhead bins and additional headroom.

    Transavia, a Netherlands-based airline, also recently revealed its findings.

    “In our passenger surveys we have measured a significant improvement in the overall cabin experience by the new Boeing Sky Interior,” said Bram Gräber, managing director of transavia.com.  “Also, our crew appreciates their new working environment. The BSI (Boeing Sky Interior) is smartly designed and we are very satisfied with the introduction in our fleet.”

    Drawing from years of research, the 737 Boeing Sky Interior features modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals that draw passengers’ eyes to the airplane’s windows, giving passengers a greater connection to the flying experience. LED lighting enhances the sense of spaciousness and also allows the airline to change the color in the cabin during the flight.

    The new design offers larger pivoting overhead stowage bins that add to the openness of the cabin. The bins give more passengers room to store a carry-on roll-aboard near their own seat, adding both extra convenience and extra legroom.

    More than 90 percent of Boeing’s backlog of more than 2,800 Next-Generation 737s will be delivered with the Boeing Sky Interior. The Boeing Sky Interior will be standard on the 737 MAX.

    Linda Lee
    737 Program Communications
    Boeing Commercial Airplanes
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