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Friday, October 11, 2013

UTAir, El AL Israel Receive New Boeing 737s

Boeing 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.  

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