Posted on: 27 October 2010 by Ross McSweeny
Boeing and flydubai have celebrated the delivery of the first Next-Generation 737 to incorporate the new Boeing Sky Interior.
"The superior passenger experience of this exciting new interior is the result of many years’ work by Boeing employees and suppliers," declared Beverly Wyse, 737 vice-president and general manager. "Our airline customers will draw value from the many practical improvements we have made in the new design."
The Sky Interior is the latest in a series of improvements to the 737 family. Coming next will be a package of performance improvements that will reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions by 2% – making the aeroplane a full 7% more efficient than the first Next-Generation 737 delivered.
The Sky Interior features modern, sculpted sidewalls and window reveals. The design of the new, larger bins allows them to accommodate even more bags than before, while taking up less space in the cabin.
Airlines will be able to select from different lighting schemes that range from a welcoming, soft blue overhead sky simulation to a calm, relaxing, pallet of sunset colours.
"We are very proud to be the first to offer our passengers an enhanced onboard experience with the brand new Boeing Sky Interior," remarked Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO, flydubai. "We have achieved much in our first 16 months of service and will continue to bring our passengers the best product offerings on one of the newest 737 fleets in service." The aircraft delivered, a 737-800, will enter revenue service in November.