Posted on: 29 October 2010 by Mark Howells
Boeing and the State Corporation Rostechnology have announced an order from the Russian leasing company for 50 Next-Generation 737 aeroplanes plus purchase rights for an additional 35 737NGs.
The order, valued at $3.7 billion at average list prices, includes 15 737-700s, 25 737-800s and 10 737-900ERs.
"The order of Next-Generation 737s by Rostechnology represents a substantial investment in our future and will accelerate the significant progress we are making in improving the global competitiveness and efficiency of our airline industry," explained Roman Pakhomov, chief executive officer of Aviation Capital Services, the aviation leasing division of Rostechnology.
Rostechnology 737s will be delivered with the new Sky Interior. In addition to the new design, Boeing also announced a performance improvement package offering a 2% reduction in fuel consumption through various airframe and engine improvements.