September 7, 2012
Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ER surpasses 500 orders
Boeing’s Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) surpassed 500 orders this week. The milestone was reached when a customer converted its 737-700s to 737-900ERs. To date, the 737-900ER has logged 537 orders from 17 customers in 10 countries. Since the beginning of 2010, the 737-900ER has more than doubled the number of its customers and orders. Most airlines that have bought the 737-900ER have also bought the 737-800 because the 737 family provides commonality and flexibility to match capacity to demand while maximizing profits. The Next-Generation 737-900ER replaced the larger, single-aisle 757, which ceased production in 2004.