Boeing Delivers Next-Generation 737-600 to Tunisair

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Boeing Company

    SEATTLE, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Tunisair has taken delivery of a
 Boeing (NYSE:   BA) Next-Generation 737-600 airplane at Boeing Field in Seattle,
 Wash.  With the addition of the new airplane, the carrier will operate
 15 Boeing 737s in its fleet.
     "The 737 has been the backbone of our fleet for years -- reliable and
 cost-efficient," said Abdelmalek Larif, president and general director of
 Tunisair.  "The Next-Generation 737-600 is the ideal airplane because of its
 low fuel consumption and it has the newest technology of any airplane in its
 class, with 99.6 percent dispatch reliability."
     Established in 1948, Tunisair is the official flag carrier of Tunisia.
 Tunisair will fly its new 737-600 on routes in Africa, Europe and the Middle
 East.
     "We are excited to be able to provide the right solutions for Tunisair
 with Next-Generation 737s," said Doug Groseclose, vice president of
 International Sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.  "We are proud to play a
 part in providing comfortable, reliable airplanes."
     All models of the Next-Generation 737 family incorporate a new,
 advanced-technology wing design that helps increase and improve fuel capacity
 and efficiency, both of which increase range.  The airplanes are powered by
 CFM56-7 engines produced by CFMI, a joint venture of General Electric Co. and
 Snecma of France.
     The Next-Generation 737 is the newest, most advanced jetliner in its
 class, and is the fastest selling new commercial jetliner in history.  Since
 the program's launch in 1993, more than 1,800 airplanes have been ordered.
 
 

SOURCE Boeing Company
    SEATTLE, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Tunisair has taken delivery of a
 Boeing (NYSE:   BA) Next-Generation 737-600 airplane at Boeing Field in Seattle,
 Wash.  With the addition of the new airplane, the carrier will operate
 15 Boeing 737s in its fleet.
     "The 737 has been the backbone of our fleet for years -- reliable and
 cost-efficient," said Abdelmalek Larif, president and general director of
 Tunisair.  "The Next-Generation 737-600 is the ideal airplane because of its
 low fuel consumption and it has the newest technology of any airplane in its
 class, with 99.6 percent dispatch reliability."
     Established in 1948, Tunisair is the official flag carrier of Tunisia.
 Tunisair will fly its new 737-600 on routes in Africa, Europe and the Middle
 East.
     "We are excited to be able to provide the right solutions for Tunisair
 with Next-Generation 737s," said Doug Groseclose, vice president of
 International Sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.  "We are proud to play a
 part in providing comfortable, reliable airplanes."
     All models of the Next-Generation 737 family incorporate a new,
 advanced-technology wing design that helps increase and improve fuel capacity
 and efficiency, both of which increase range.  The airplanes are powered by
 CFM56-7 engines produced by CFMI, a joint venture of General Electric Co. and
 Snecma of France.
     The Next-Generation 737 is the newest, most advanced jetliner in its
 class, and is the fastest selling new commercial jetliner in history.  Since
 the program's launch in 1993, more than 1,800 airplanes have been ordered.
 
 SOURCE  Boeing Company

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