Malaysia Airlines has taken delivery of its first Next-Generation Boeing 737 with the airline’s new livery.
The aircraft also features the new 737 Boeing Sky Interior. The national carrier of Malaysia is the first full-service airline to operate the 737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior and takes delivery of its first outfitted aircraft just 10 days after low-cost airline flydubai received the first 737NG with a Boeing Sky Interior installed.
Boeing’s new 737 Sky Interior features sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, and new, larger stow bins that accommodate more bags while taking up less space in the cabin. Attendants can select from different LED lighting schemes, from soft-blue overhead-sky simulation to a relaxing pallet of sunset colors. To date, 50 customers have ordered the new interior for 1,386 aircraft.
The Boeing Sky Interior is the latest in a series of improvements to the 737NG. The next to come will be a package of performance improvements that will reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions by 2 per cent – making the airplane a full 7 per cent more efficient than the first Next-Generation 737 delivered. The performance improvements to the airframe and engine are beginning certification test soon, and will be fully in service by early 2012.
Malaysia Airlines is the second airline worldwide to take delivery of the new Boeing Sky Interior that offers an improved travel experience to passengers. Delivery of the airline’s initial Next-Generation 737 with the Boeing Sky Interior took place October 29, to flydubai.
The airline’s first two flights with the new 737 are scheduled for November 15; an inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, followed by a commercial flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tokyo Haneda Airport.