With this agreement, the firm orderbook for the Boeing 737 MAX family has reached 969 aircraft to date. SilkAir’s order also brings the net year-to-date total for 737s ordered in 2012 to 1,031 aircraft, the first time orders for 737s have exceeded 1,000 aircraft in a single year.

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Boeing has delivered the 7,370th 737 to come off the production line. The milestone aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 for Indonesia-based Lion Air, was delivered on November 5.

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The milestone Boeing 737-800 containing the 500th 737 Boeing Sky Interior was delivered to Newport Beach, California-based leasing company Aviation Capital Group. Panama-based Copa Airlines will lease and operate the new aircraft.

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Alaska Airlines is launching twice-daily service between Seattle and Salt Lake City on April 4, 2013. The carrier will operate the service with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, each accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin.

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GE Capital Aviation Services, the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has finalized a firm order for 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8s and 10 Boeing 737-800s. The order also provides purchase rights for up to 15 additional 737-800s.

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Boeing values the order, first announced as a commitment at the Farnborough Airshow in July, at $2.4 billion at current list prices.

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The aircraft will be the first Boeing Sky Interior-equipped Boeing 737-800 operated by a Mexican airline, according to AeroMexico.

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American Airlines is launching weekly non-stop service between Miami International Airport and Juan Manuel Gálvez Roatán International Airport on the Caribbean island of Roátan off the coast of Honduras, beginning November 17.

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The Qantas Group is restructuring its Boeing 787-9 delivery schedule and canceling orders for 35 Boeing 787-9s as part of its five-year turnaround plan for the company’s loss-making Qantas International division.

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JAL will use its Boeing 787-8 fleet to inaugurate the world’s first and only non-stop flight between San Diego and Asia on December 2, launching four-times-weekly service from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

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The Boeing 737-800 was due to arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport – Malaysia’s main international gateway – on August 8.

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SilkAir has signed a letter of intent to purchase up to 68 new Boeing 737s from the manufacturer. Its 737 order will comprise firm orders for 54 aircraft and purchase rights for another 14. The carrier will place firm orders for 23 Boeing 737-800s and 31 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets.

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Thomson Airways has added the hashtag #nameourplane to the side of one of its Boeing 737-800 jets. To enter the competition, consumers can tweet an image or the location of where they spotted the hashtag, along with their reasons why they should get to name the new Boeing 787-8.

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American will dedicate some of its new Airbus A321s to operating transcontinental flights linking New York JFK with San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. These aircraft will feature three-class cabins with First and Business Class lie-flat beds.

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Boeing has announced at the Farnborough International Airshow a commitment by lessor Avolon to purchase 10 737 MAX 8s and 5 737 MAX 9s, as well as 10 737-800s.

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Boeing has completed assembling an American Airlines 737-800 which will be used as a flying test bed for environmentally progressive technologies. This ‘ecoDemonstrator’ jet is being outfitted with new technologies and test equipment before starting a month of flight-tests in Montana.

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United Airlines plans to launch year-round and seasonal service on several new international and domestic routes, including new, daily transpacific and transatlantic flights from San Francisco, its largest Pacific gateway.

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Boeing has announced at the Farnborough International Airshow a commitment by GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, to purchase 75 737 MAX 8s and 25 737-800s. The manufacturer says it looks forward to working with GECAS to finalize the details... Read more

Alaska Airlines is launching new weekly, seasonal service between Anchorage and Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i on November 10. The non-stop seasonal service to Kona will end on April 7, 2013.

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