United has signed an order to purchase 150
narrowbody Boeing 737 aircraft.
Under the new agreement, United
will purchase 100 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft and 50 Boeing
737-900ER aircraft for delivery between 2013 and 2022.
aircraft will allow United to replace older, less-efficient
aircraft to reduce fuel and operating costs, enhance the customer
experience and maximize network opportunities.
In addition, United
is the North American launch customer for the 737 MAX 9,
continuing its long tradition of launching new programs such as
the 767, 777 and 787.
“This order is a major step in building the world’s leading
airline, and we look forward to offering our customers the modern
features and reliability of new Boeing airplanes, while also
making our fleet more fuel efficient and environmentally
friendly,” said Jeff Smisek, United’s President and CEO. “New
aircraft deliveries support our flexible fleet plan, permitting us
to tailor future capacity up or down, based on changes in demand
or other market conditions.”
United will begin
taking delivery of 100 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft in 2018.
newest family of airplanes will deliver a significant improvement
in fuel efficiency in the single-aisle aircraft market. The 737
MAX 9 will be powered by the new CFM International LEAP-1B engine.
The 737 MAX 9 is expected to achieve fuel burn and CO2 emission
reductions of up to 13% compared to current 737 aircraft.
United’s 737 MAX fleet will feature the
Sky Interior, which has been designed to create a greater sense of space in the cabin
and features an energy-efficient LED lighting system with
different lighting and color schemes, a quieter cabin with
improved ventilation, and larger overhead bins that accommodate
additional carry-on bags.
United also plans to purchase 50
additional Boeing 737-900ER aircraft with deliveries beginning in
late 2013. These next- generation models will be used primarily to
replace older, less-efficient Boeing 757-200 aircraft that are
flown domestically and are expected to burn up to 15% less
fuel per seat than the aircraft they replace. CFM56-7B engines
will power the aircraft.
United was the North American launch
customer for the 737-900ER when its predecessor placed its first
order in 2006 and currently operates a fleet of 43 737-900ER
The new 737-900ER will also feature the Boeing
Sky Interior, which has been included on United’s 737-900ER
aircraft since United became the first U.S. airline to operate
737-900ER aircraft with the new interior in 2011.
order solidifies United’s well-balanced order book with 272 new
aircraft deliveries anticipated through 2022, including 50
787 Dreamliners and 25
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