Boeing, UTair Announce Agreement To Purchase 40 737s


LE BOURGET, France, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and UTair Aviation, Russia announced an agreement today at the Paris Air Show for the purchase of 40 Next-Generation Boeing 737 airplanes, comprised of seven 737-900ERs and 33 737-800s.
UTair is one of the largest Boeing operators in Russia with a fleet of over 30 Boeing airplanes. In 2011, UTair became the first operator in Russia and Eastern Europe to fly new Boeing 737-800s with the enhanced Boeing Sky Interior. By the end of this year, UTair will increase its Boeing 737-800 fleet to nine airplanes.

“Our decision to further expand our Next-Generation Boeing 737 fleet is based on its high efficiency,” said Andrey Martirosov, UTair CEO. “These airplanes meet today’s commercial needs of the airline by their value-for-money and availability of early delivery positions”.
“UTair’s choice of the Next-Generation 737 shows its confidence in the Boeing single-aisle product family, which features incredible economics and operational capability,” said Marty Bentrott, vice president of Sales for Russia, Central Asia and Middle East, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We are very proud of our relationship with the new Next-Generation 737 operator.”

Boeing’s 737 Next-Generation airplanes will help UTair deliver an unmatched level of service for passengers and dramatically reduce operating costs, fuel costs and environmental impact.

Boeing looks forward to finalizing the agreement with UTair.

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