Boeing?s 6,000th 737 delivered to ILFC for Norwegian Air Shuttle
Boeing has celebrated a special milestone with the delivery of the 6,000th 737. The aircraft was delivered to International Lease Finance Corp (ILFC) is leasing it to Norwegian Air Shuttle. The aeroplane's tail features a special decal highlighting the milestone.
"We couldn't be more pleased about being part of this important milestone for the 737. With its continuous innovations, the Next-Generation 737 brings the right combination of operational and environmental performance to address the requirements of our markets," said Bjorn Kjos, chief executive officer of Norwegian.
Norwegian is the largest low-fare airline in Scandinavia and has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East. Norwegian has 39 737s in its fleet and an additional 42 on firm order with Boeing.
"ILFC's very first Boeing delivery was a 737 and since then we've taken delivery of more than 400 of this outstanding model, re-ordering incremental aeroplanes dozens of times," said Steven Udvar-Hazy, ILFC chairman and chief executive officer. "The Next-Generation 737 is a major cornerstone to ILFC's modern, fuel-efficient and economical portfolio of more than 1,000 commercial jets."
"It is exciting to deliver our 6,000th 737 to ILFC and Norwegian Air Shuttle, and we thank them for being among the hundreds of airlines, operators and leasing companies who have made the 737 the world's most popular jet airliner," said Mark Jenkins, vice president and general manager, 737 Airplane Programs.
To date, unfilled orders for the Next-Generation 737 exceed 2,200 aeroplanes valued at approximately $163 billion at list prices.