SilkAir Finalizes Order with Boeing for 54 737s

By Jesse Sokolow on 15 November 2012
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SilkAi, a full-service regional airline of Singapore Airlines, has finalized an order with Boeing for 23 Next-Generation 737-800s and 31 737 Max 8s.  The order, worth $4.9 billion, is the largest order in the airline’s history.

SilkAir’s Boeing 737-800

Both aircraft feature Boeing Sky Interior, which includes new sculpted sidewalls, LED lighting, and larger overhead bins.  The 737 Max uses CFM International LEAP-1B engines, and improves fuel use by 13 percent compared to today’s most fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft.

SilkAir’s order brings the total number of orders for 737s ordered in 2012 to 1,031.  The number marks the first time in history that a single-aisle jetliner has logged over 1,000 orders in a year.

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