Boeing is preparing to begin a five month flight-test programme with the 737-900ER, following the roll-out of the new twinjet model at its
Indonesian dancers escorted the latest Next Generation 737 variant along the south shores of
The first 737-900ER will be delivered to Lion Air in the first half of next year. The Jakarta-based carrier launched the new model in July last year with an order for 30 737-900ERs. The 737-900ER has also been ordered by Continental Airlines, GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) and Sky Airlines. Futura International Airways and Excel Airways will begin operating 737-900ERs on lease from GECAS in 2008.
The 737-900ER is the same size as the 737-900, but can carry an 26 additional passengers in a one-class configuration. It incorporates an additional pair of exit doors and a flat rear-pressure bulkhead that boosts maximum capacity to 215 passengers in a single-class layout.
Source: Flight International