Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) and Boeing (Chicago and Seattle) today (June 16) finalized an order for 15 additional 737 MAX 8s, valued at $1.6 billion at list prices. The order follows the announcement in May 2013 when the Turkish flag carrier placed the largest Boeing order in the airline’s history for 50 737 MAXs and 20 Next-Generation 737s.
With today’s announcement, Turkish Airlines has more than 100 unfilled orders for Boeing airplanes; 65 737 MAXs, more than 25 Next-Generation 737s and 20 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The Istanbul-based carrier currently operates a fleet of more than 100 Next-Generation 737s and 15 777-300ERs.
The 737 MAX has surpassed 2,000 orders from 41 customers, bringing the most advanced engine technologies to the world’s best-selling airplane, building on the strengths of today’s Next-Generation 737. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest-technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. Airlines operating the 737 MAX will see an 8 percent operating cost per seat advantage over tomorrow’s competition.
Turkish Airlines currently serves 254 cities in 106 countries around the world from its base at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport.
Copyright Photo: Greenwing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8F2 TC-JFU (msn 29781) prepares to depart from Dublin.
Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) has introduced a new logojet in sponsorship and support of Borussia Dortmund. Borussia Dortmund or BVB, is a German sports club based in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia. Borussia Dortmund plays in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system.
Last night, Borussia Dortmund lost to Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich won their fifth European Cup.
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Copyright Photo: Dusseldorf Airport. Boeing 737-8F2 TC-JHU (msn 42002) is now painted in the colors of Borussia Dortmund. TC-JHU is pictured visiting Dusseldorf.
Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. As the official airline sponsor, Turkish Airlines has decorated this Boeing 737-8F2 TC-JHF (msn 35745) for the FIBA 2010 World Basketball Championship running from August 28 through September 12. TC-JHF is pictured on the ramp at Nuremberg.
Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) this month has unveiled this special color scheme to celebrate its new relationship with the Premier League Champions. The airliner is marked as the “Official Partner of Manchester United”.
Copyright Photo: Allan Huse. Boeing 737-8F2 TC-JFV (msn 29782) is pictured at London (Heathrow) in the special livery.
Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Boeing 737-8F2 TC-JGY (msn 35738) showcases the new special colors at Geneva.
Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) as the official sponsor of Futbol Club (FC) Barcelona (Barcelona Soccer Club), is supporting the team with a new logojet. The football club was founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, English and Spanish men under the direction of Joan Gamper. FC Barcelona is one of only three clubs never to have been relegated from La Liga and the most successful club in Spanish football after Real Madrid.
Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) Boeing 737-800 crash at Amsterdam on February 25, 2009 has already been blamed on a faulty altimeter. The Dutch authorities investigating the accident have issued the quick preliminary report in order to alert other Boeing 737 operators. Boeing has also advised 737 operators of the potential danger. At 1,950 feet (594 meters) the auto pilot, with the incorrect data coming from the faulty altimeter (it was showing an altitude of -8 feet), shut down the engines. The crew attempted to restart the engines but they were already too low to recover. Nine people died in the crash.
TC-JGE prepares for takeoff at Lisbon prior to today’s accident. Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth.
Turkish Airlines’ (Istanbul) flight TK 1951 from Istanbul to Amsterdam crashed today in light fog short of runway 18R in an open field several hundred meters north of the security fence at AMS near the A9 Motorway. Boeing 737-8F2 TC-JGE (msn 29789) split up into three pieces but there was no fire. 127 passengers (including a baby) and seven crew were on board. There are now nine reported deaths (mainly in the rear section) and at least 20 injured passengers and crew.