Lion Group and Boeing commemorated (04-Nov-2013) the delivery of the carrier’s 100th 737NG. Lion Group president director Rusdi Kirana said, “This is an amazing moment for the Lion Group...We’ve grown from one aircraft and today we’re taking our 100th Next-Generation 737. It’s an aircraft type that has allowed us to grow and be successful because of the low operating cost and passenger comfort.” Lion Group’s 100th aircraft, a 737-900ER, features a special livery commemorating the delivery. Lion Air, which was established in 1999, was the launch customer for the 737-900ER programme. Lion Air mainline operates 67 737-900ERs and 19 737-800s. The group’s other 737NGs are allocated to its full-service carrier in Indonesia, Batik Air, and to its overseas affiliates: Malindo Air in Malaysia and Thai Lion Air, a new carrier based in Bangkok. [more - original PR]
Lion Group receives 100th 737NG
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The global commercial aircraft fleet grew by 4% in 2016 and the year ended with an order backlog of more than nine years of production. Among the regions, North America still has the biggest and oldest fleet, but the lowest ratio of orders to aircraft in service. By contrast, Middle East has the fewest in service, but the highest ratio of orders to current fleet numbers.
This report gives an overview of the number of commercial aircraft deliveries in 2016 and the outlook into 2017 and beyond. It also looks at numbers in service and on order by region. It is based on preliminary numbers from the CAPA Fleet Database and guidance on 2016 deliveries from Airbus and Boeing, who have yet to announce final numbers.
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