Posted on: 21 December 2011 by Mark Howells
Scandinavian carrier, Norwegian Air Shuttle, has become the 200th customer of the Boeing Sky Interior with delivery of a next generation 737-800 aircraft.
Norwegian Air Shuttle was a launch customer of Boeing Sky Interior and the first airline in Europe to introduce the new interior to its passengers. This delivery is the airline’s 18th next generation 737-800, making it the largest operating fleet.
The 737 Boeing Sky Interior features new modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals. LED (light emitting diode) lighting allows the airline to put any colour into the cabin. The new design offers larger pivoting overhead stowage bins and intuitive placement of switches and call buttons.
"Airlines, like Norwegian Air Shuttle, tell us that they draw value from the many practical improvements we have made in the new design," commented 737 vice president and general manager, Beverly Wyse.
"We couldn’t be more pleased about being part of this important milestone for the 737," stated Bjorn Kjos, chief executive officer of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA. "With its continuous innovations and best product offerings, the Next-Generation 737 not only benefits Norwegian with its unmatched operating costs, but it also offers more comfort to our customers with the unmatched Boeing Sky Interior and benefits the community at large because of its environmental performance."
Approximately 85 percent of Boeing’s backlog of more than 2,300 Next-Generation 737s will be delivered with the Boeing Sky Interior.