Boeing Celebrates 500th Delivery of 737 with Boeing Sky Interior

       Boeing Celebrates 500th Delivery of 737 with Boeing Sky Interior

Copa Airlines to operate the Next-Generation 737-800

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Nov. 2, 2012

SEATTLE, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing's (NYSE: BA) popular
passenger-inspired 737 Boeing Sky Interior today marked its 500th delivery and
its second anniversary in service.

The Next-Generation 737-800 was delivered to Newport Beach, Calif.-based
leasing company Aviation Capital Group (ACG). Panama-based Copa Airlines will
lease and operate the new airplane.

"Our customers and their passengers tell us the 737 Boeing Sky Interior has a
'wow' factor that no other single-aisle jetliner can match," said Beverly
Wyse, 737 vice president and general manager. "It adds even more value to an
airplane that is already delivering the best economics, reliability and fuel
efficiency in its market segment."

Since the Boeing Sky Interior's first delivery in October 2010, 65 airlines
and leasing companies have ordered the new interior.

"Being part of this significant milestone for the 737 Boeing Sky Interior is a
fantastic opportunity," said Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines. "With its
continuous innovations, the Next-Generation 737-800 not only benefits Copa
with its unmatched operating costs, but the Boeing Sky Interior also provides
a welcoming and unique flying experience. Copa is proud to continue to offer
this state-of-the-art technology and first rate passenger experience to our
valued customers."

Copa Airlines operates a fleet of 83 airplanes. The airline has chosen the
Boeing Sky Interior on all of their delivered airplanes since they were the
first airline in Latin America to take delivery of the new interior in March

"We are delighted to have the 737 Boeing Sky Interior in our portfolio," said
R. Stephen Hannahs, Group Managing Director and CEO of ACG. "Providing our
airline customers with innovative products, like the 737 Boeing Sky Interior,
is an integral part of ACG's corporate strategy."

Two operators with Boeing Sky Interiors recently conducted passenger surveys
that reinforced a substantial, noticeable preference for the new interior.
Norwegian Air Shuttle found that more than 60 percent of respondents rate the
Boeing Sky Interior more comfortable than the standard interior. The same
percentage of passengers 'felt happier'. Transavia, a Netherlands-based
airline, also recently revealed its findings.

"In our passenger surveys we have measured a significant improvement in the
overall cabin experience by the new Boeing Sky Interior," said Bram Graber,
managing director of "Also, our crew appreciates their new
working environment. The BSI is smartly designed and we are very satisfied
with the introduction in our fleet."

The 737 Boeing Sky Interior features new modern sculpted sidewalls and window
reveals, LED lighting that enhances the sense of spaciousness and larger
pivoting overhead stowage bins.

More than 90 percent of Boeing's backlog of more than 2,800 Next-Generation
737s will be delivered with the Boeing Sky Interior. The Boeing Sky Interior
will be standard on the 737 MAX.

Linda Lee
737 Program Communications
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
+1 206-766-2905

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