Boeing’s 737 Boeing Sky Interior marked its 200th-delivery milestone on December 19 with the delivery of a new 737-800 to Scandinavian customer Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA.

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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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Boeing values the order at more than $1.2 billion at list prices. The deal marks the completion of an agreement announced during the Paris Air Show in June.

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Boeing has delivered its 100th 737-900ER, the milestone aircraft going to Tajikistan’s Somon Air. To date, the 737-900ER has logged orders for 414 aircraft from 16 customers.

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Newport Beach-based leasing company Aviation Capital Group has announced a commitment for 35 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and a firm order for 20 Boeing 737-800s. ACG thus becomes the first lessor to commit to ordering the Boeing 737 MAX family.

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Alaska Airlines and sister carrier Horizon Air will fly 75 commercial passenger flights in the United States partly powered by biofuel, starting on November 9. The flights will link Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with Washington D.C. and Portland, Oregon.

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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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Jet Airways has taken delivery of the first of 11 new Boeing 737-800s, each fitted with the Boeing Sky Interior, this month. The carrier will initially operate the aircraft on its Delhi-Doha route.

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The Boeing 737-800 played a key role in testing and certifying the performance improvement package now available as the standard specification for production Next-Generation 737s.

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Boeing has delivered the 100th 737 outfitted with the Boeing Sky Interior to GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes. The 737-800 was also delivered with CFM56-7BE “Performance Improvement” engines, making GOL the first airline in Latin America to receive the improved engines.

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China’s Xiamen Airlines has taken delivery of its 50th directly ordered Boeing jet, a 737-700. The milestone aircraft incorporates both Boeing’s High-Altitude/High-Temperature Airport Operations Feature Package and the new Boeing Sky Interior.

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The new CFM56-7BE engine configuration, which is now standard on all delivered 737s, is an improved design that includes high- and low-pressure turbine modifications. The first 737 to be delivered with the new engine configuration was a 737-800 for China Southern Airlines.

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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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Los Angeles based aircraft leasing company Air Lease Corporation has grabbed headlines on the first day of the 2011 Paris Airshow by revealing orders and commitments for up to 110 commercial jets, including up to 50 Airbus A320neo-family aircraft, 12 other Airbus airliners, up to 33 Boeing jetliners and 15 Embraer E-Jets.

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Boeing delivered the 737-800 on June 16 to GECAS and China United Airlines, the GECAS leasing customer which will operate the aircraft.

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Boeing is increasing the production rate for its Next-Generation 737 to 42 aircraft a month from the first half of 2014, expecting to build on average two 737s each workday and nearly 500 737NGs each year.

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Lion Air, Indonesia’s largest private airline, took delivery on April 21 of its first Boeing 737-900ER fitted with the new Boeing Sky Interior.

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