City Bird S.A. Takes Delivery of Belgium's First Boeing 737-800

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group

    SEATTLE, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- City Bird S.A. today took delivery of
 its first Boeing (NYSE:   BA) Next Generation 737-800, making it the first
 Belgian carrier to operate the most technologically advanced airplane in its
 class.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001004/BOEINGLOGO )
     Created in 1996 with a bold and ambitious mission to provide affordable
 and quality flights all over the world, City Bird S.A. is rapidly expanding
 its fleet and route network.  The carrier will use its latest addition to
 fortify its collaboration with charter partner Neckermann, Sunsnacks, Pegase
 (C&N) and enhance its short- to medium-range flights in Europe.
     "The 737-800 is a perfect match for City Bird Airlines," said Toby Bright,
 vice president of European Sales - Boeing Commercial Airplanes.  "The
 737 family is the most innovative single-aisle airplane with the lowest
 operating cost in its class.  These factors will greatly contribute to
 City Bird's profitability and strengthen its presence among leading European
 charter carriers."
     The 737-800, which can fly up to 2,905 nautical miles (5,380 kilometers)
 in a one-class configuration, features an all-new, spacious Boeing 777-style
 interior.  It has the most advanced-design technology in the single-aisle
 market, such as an all-new wing and updated liquid-crystal displays in the
 flight deck.
     Building a quieter, more fuel-efficient airplane was a top priority for
 Boeing engineers designing the Next-Generation 737 family.  The new,
 advanced-technology wing design on the models helps improve fuel efficiency.
 The model's new CFM56-7 engines produced by CFMI, a joint venture of General
 Electric Co. of the United States and Snecma of France, meet community noise
 restrictions well below current Stage 3 limits and below expected Stage 4
 limits.  Emissions also are reduced beyond required standards.
 
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SOURCE Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group
    SEATTLE, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- City Bird S.A. today took delivery of
 its first Boeing (NYSE:   BA) Next Generation 737-800, making it the first
 Belgian carrier to operate the most technologically advanced airplane in its
 class.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001004/BOEINGLOGO )
     Created in 1996 with a bold and ambitious mission to provide affordable
 and quality flights all over the world, City Bird S.A. is rapidly expanding
 its fleet and route network.  The carrier will use its latest addition to
 fortify its collaboration with charter partner Neckermann, Sunsnacks, Pegase
 (C&N) and enhance its short- to medium-range flights in Europe.
     "The 737-800 is a perfect match for City Bird Airlines," said Toby Bright,
 vice president of European Sales - Boeing Commercial Airplanes.  "The
 737 family is the most innovative single-aisle airplane with the lowest
 operating cost in its class.  These factors will greatly contribute to
 City Bird's profitability and strengthen its presence among leading European
 charter carriers."
     The 737-800, which can fly up to 2,905 nautical miles (5,380 kilometers)
 in a one-class configuration, features an all-new, spacious Boeing 777-style
 interior.  It has the most advanced-design technology in the single-aisle
 market, such as an all-new wing and updated liquid-crystal displays in the
 flight deck.
     Building a quieter, more fuel-efficient airplane was a top priority for
 Boeing engineers designing the Next-Generation 737 family.  The new,
 advanced-technology wing design on the models helps improve fuel efficiency.
 The model's new CFM56-7 engines produced by CFMI, a joint venture of General
 Electric Co. of the United States and Snecma of France, meet community noise
 restrictions well below current Stage 3 limits and below expected Stage 4
 limits.  Emissions also are reduced beyond required standards.
 
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