Boeing executives and more than 500 employees, suppliers, union representatives and government officials joined China Southern Airlines to celebrate the unveiling of the 4,000th Next-Generation 737 at a special event on April 13 at Boeing Field in Seattle.

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The milestone Boeing aircraft is flydubai’s 14th Boeing 737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior. The landmark 737 delivery comes just three days after rival manufacturer Airbus delivered its 7,000th commercial jet of any sort, an A321-200 for US Airways.

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BOC Aviation is leasing the milestone 50th-delivery Boeing 737-800 to Canadian carrier WestJet.

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Boeing says the 208-aircraft firm order is the largest in its history both in dollar value, nearly $19 billion at list prices, and in the number of aircraft. The announcement represents the third time in a month that Boeing has announced a new order which it has called the largest in its history.

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Alaska Airlines is launching nonstop daily service between Seattle and Kansas City in Missouri starting March 12, 2012. Meanwhile, sister regional carrier Horizon Air is launching new seasonal service between Palm Springs and San Jose, California starting February 17, 2012.

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Boeing has named its newly launched, re-engined 737 family the 737 MAX and is offering the 737 MAX 7, 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 as capacity-equivalents of today’s 737-700, 737-800 and 737-900ER.

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The deals represent the largest commercial-aircraft order in history and the firm orders include 130 Airbus A320-family aircraft, 130 A320neo-family jets, 100 Boeing 737NGs and 100 of a new re-engined version of the 737. American is the first airline to commit to Boeing’s expected new 737-family offering.

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Boeing and UTair announced the agreement on June 22 at the Paris Airshow.

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By late afternoon on April 3, the new testing did detect small, sub-surface cracks in two 737-300s, according to Southwest, which says further evaluation and potential repairs will be necessary before those aircraft are returned to service.

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Continental Airlines plans to offer the service on more than 200 U.S. domestic Boeing 737s and 757s equipped with DirecTV, providing onboard connectivity and more than 95 channels of live television programming to customers flying within the continental United States.

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British Airways is to launch service to the Moroccan city of Marrakech from London Gatwick Airport on March 27, in direct competition with low-cost carriers.

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Copa Airlines is launching twice-weekly nonstop service from Panama City to the Caribbean island of St. Martin on December 18, 2010.

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Southwest Airlines is taking its ‘Bags Fly Free’ advertising a step further by decorating more than 50 aircraft with decals bearing the slogan ‘Free Bags Fly Here’ along with an arrow pointing to the aircraft’s cargo hold.

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On January 15, Sao Paulo, Brazil-based GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A., Latin America’s largest low-cost and low-fare airline, celebrated its ninth anniversary of beginning scheduled service.

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Boeing Business Jets is featuring a BBJ Convertible in the static display at this year’s National Business Aviation Association convention. It is the first time the ‘BBJ C’ has been displayed.

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Turkmenistan’s national flag carrier Turkmenistan Airlines has ordered three Boeing 737-700s, which the manufacturer values at approximately $192 million at list prices.

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Canadian low-cost airline WestJet has deferred delivery of 16 new Boeing 737NGs and agreed to order an additional 14 in order to smooth out its delivery schedule and help give the airline a more flexible fleet plan for the years through 2016.

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EgyptAir has converted a previous order for two Boeing 777s into an order for an additional eight Next-Generation 737-800s, taking its total acquisition of the type to 20.

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Continental Airlines has taken delivery of a new Boeing 737-900ER painted in a retro livery to commemorate the airline’s 75th anniversary on July 15.

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