Friday, March 22, 2013

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Boeing delivers 7,500th 737 to Malaysia’s Malindo Air

The 7,500th Boeing 737 has just been delivered to Malaysia-based Malindo Air
The 7,500th Boeing 737 delivered to Malindo Air
This month, Airbus and Boeing have been going head-to-head with their aircraft milestones. 

First, Airbus delivered its 100th A380 to Malaysia Airlines, giving it the lead… but Boeing wasted no time in striking back, after the 747-8 served its 100th airport, just 16 months after entering service.

So that’s one all. In case you missed them, I’ve posted some cool images of both milestones – click here for the Airbus one and here for the Boeing one.

I guess Boeing has the lead over Airbus now, having just delivered the 7,500th 737 to come off the production line to Malaysia-based Malindo Air. That can only mean one thing in The Aviation Writer’s world… it’s time for another photo special!

An image of the aircraft has been posted on this page and the rest have been uploaded as a photo album on my Facebook page – click here to view them and don’t forget to like the page!

Malindo Air – which is a joint venture by Indonesia-based Lion Air and Malaysia's National Aerospace and Defence Industries - is using the Next-Generation 737-900ER to launch its low-fares service.

“The numbers coming out of our 737 factory never cease to amaze me. It seems like just yesterday that I was talking about our 10,000th 737 order— and now we stand at well over 10,500 total orders,” commented 
Randy Tinseth, 
VP of Marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes in his blog.

“For all 737 models, there are approximately 24,000 scheduled flights per day. This means that nearly a third of all commercial flights are on 737s. This airplane just keeps getting better. And with the 737 MAX on the way, there’s no sign of slowing down,” he added.

Here's a video of the 7,500 Boeing 737 in Malindo Air livery:

Boeing states that its 737 is the best-selling commercial jetliner of all time with total orders exceeding 10,500 airplanes. Nearly 85 percent of Boeing's backlog of more than 3,100 Next-Generation 737s will be delivered with the Boeing Sky Interior.

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  1. Congratulations to MALINDO AIR!! MALINDO stands for Malaysia and Indonesia. May The Force Be With Boeing..... To forever rule the skies..... and space!

  2. It seems like they only delivered the 7000th Boeing 737 yesterday.

  3. And Malindo Air is a joint venture of Lion Air which just ordered 234 Airbus A320/321

  4. Congrats to Boeing and Malindo Air


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