Boeing recently confirmed a previously unidentified Lion Air order for 22 Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes. Indonesian Lion Air’s order was placed during the second quarter of 2007 and was listed in the unidentified category on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries Web site. This order, valued at more than $1.7 billion at current list prices, brings Lion Air’s combined orders for the 737-900ER to 122. All of Lion Air’s airplanes will be equipped with performance-enhancing Blended Winglets, which improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 4 percent.
Lion Air, world’s largest operator of the 737-900ER, received the first 737-900ER in April when the airplane was delivered in a special dual paint scheme that combined the Lion Air lion on the vertical stabilizer and the Boeing livery colors on the fuselage. The airline will receive a total of seven 737-900ERs in 2007. Lion Air operates an all-Boeing fleet and is the largest low-cost airline in Asia, with traffic approaching 1 million passengers per month since the airline began operations in June 2000.
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