Boeing Delivers Next-Generation 737 to Sunwing Airlines of Canada
The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] this week delivered a Next-Generation 737-800 to Toronto-based Sunwing Airlines.
The third new Next-Generation 737 to be delivered to Sunwing and the first to be operated on lease from lessor Aviation Capital Group (ACG), the airplane is equipped with performance-enhancing Blended Winglets, which improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 4 percent.
“The delivery of this Next-Generation 737-800 enhances our fleet with the most cost-efficient single-aisle airplane available,” said Mark Williams, president of Sunwing Airlines. “The addition to our fleet of yet another state-of-the-art Boeing aircraft will allow us to continue our expansion and serve even more customers from more Canadian centers across the country.” The new airplane will go into service immediately on the carrier’s coast-to-coast domestic program and will serve Sunwing’s routes to the U.S., Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico.
Sunwing will lease a second new 737 from ACG in 2009, at which time the Sunwing fleet will comprise 15 airplanes, all Boeing 737-800s.
The Next-Generation 737 is the most high-tech, most reliable airplane available in the single-aisle jetliner market. Boeing also now offers new light-weight carbon brakes on the Next-Generation 737, which deliver additional fuel-efficiency benefits. Carbon brakes will be available on production airplanes later this year.
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