delivered a pair of 737 family aircraft to two national carrier airlines this week -- Israeli flag carrier EL AL Israel and Russia's UTAir.
EL AL Israel received the first of six Boeing
737-900ER (extended range) aircraft it has on order. The airline operates an all-Boeing fleet, and is looking to use the new passenger jets as part of its "re-equipping and fleet renewal impetus," according to Elyezer Shkedy, president and CEO of EL AL.
UTair received the first of 40 Next-Generation 737s it currently has on order. The airline took delivery of a Next-Generation 737-800, configured for 162 passengers.
"Next-Generation Boeing 737 airplanes meet today's development needs of the airline by their optimized operating performance and value-for-money proposition," said Andrey Martirosov, CEO of UTair.