Air China has taken delivery of its first
Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 featuring the new Boeing Sky
With this new addition in its fleet, Air China
has become the first Chinese airline to operate the 737-800 with
the new Boeing Sky Interior, offering passengers an enhanced
onboard experience with larger stowage bins and sculpted
sidewalls, a LED lighting system with cove lighting and curved
architecture and more intuitive passenger service units.
Boeing Sky Interior is the latest in a series of improvements to
the Next-Generation 737. The next to come will be a package of
performance improvements that Boeing says will reduce fuel consumption and
carbon emissions by 2% – making the airplane a full 7% more efficient than the first Next-Generation 737s
delivered. The performance improvements to the airframe and engine
are in certification test, and will be phased into production
between mid-2011 and early 2012.
To date, 60 customers
have ordered the new interior for 1,689 airplanes.
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