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Boeing and JTA finalize the order for 12 Boeing 737-800s

Boeing (Chicago and Seattle) and JTA-Japan Transocean Air (Naha, Okinawa, Japan) have finalized an order for 12 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes. The arrival of the new 737-800s in 2016 will mark the start of the airline’s fleet renewal program.

The order, first announced as a commitment on March 27, is valued at $1.1 billion at list prices. As part of the agreement, JTA will also have the flexibility to switch to the 737 MAX family of airplanes.

Based in Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost major island chain, Japan Airlines Group member JTA currently operates a fleet of 737-400 airplanes on domestic routes linking Okinawa with major Japanese cities as well as other Okinawa islands.

The airplanes will be fitted with Boeing’s latest Performance Improvement Package (PIP), delivering an additional 2 percent improvement in fuel efficiency for what is already the most fuel efficient single-aisle airplane in the market. The airplanes will also feature the popular passenger-inspired Boeing Sky Interior, with modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhances the sense of spaciousness and larger pivoting overhead stowage bins.

Top Copyright Photo: KSK/AirlinersGallery.com. JTA currently operates 13 aging Boeing 737-400s including the well-known blue (above) (male) and pink (female) whale shark designs (Jimbei Jet and Sakura Jimbei). Boeing 737-4Q3 JA8939 (msn 29486) completes its over water approach to Ishigaki, Japan.

Bottom Image: Boeing.

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Myanma Airways to lease six Boeing 737-800 and four 737-8 MAX aircraft from GECAS

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GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has announced at a press conference prior to the 2014 Singapore Air Show, it has signed a contract with Myanma Airways (formerly Union of Burma Airways) (Yangon), the flag carrier of Myanmar, to lease 10 new Boeing narrow bodies. Deliveries of the new leased aircraft are scheduled to begin in June 2015 and come from GECAS’ existing order book with Boeing. The contract calls for six Boeing 737-800 models and four Boeing 737-8 MAX models. The aircraft will be delivered through 2020.

Established in 1948 as Union of Burma Airways, Myanma Airways is the state-owned airline of Myanmar, currently serving all major domestic destinations from its main base at Yangon International Airport.

This is a major expansion for the flag carrier as the country begins to blossom under new civilian leadership.

Myanma Airways currently operates a pair of Embraer 190s (also leased from GECAS) and a diverse turboprop fleet of ATR 42s and 72s, Beech 1900s, Cessna 208B Grand Caravans and Xian MA60s.

Image: GECAS.

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