Boeing, SilkAir Finalize Order for 54 737s

                  Boeing, SilkAir Finalize Order for 54 737s

- Order includes 23 Next-Generation 737-800s and 31 737 MAX 8s

- SilkAir begins fleet transition to Boeing aircraft

- Boeing 737 surpasses 1,000 orders in a single year for the first time

PR Newswire

SINGAPORE, Nov. 14, 2012

SINGAPORE, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and SilkAir have
finalized an order for 54 Next-Generation 737s and 737 MAX 8s worth $4.9
billion at list prices. With this agreement, the 737 MAX has accumulated 969
orders to date.

SilkAir's order for 23 737-800s and 31 737 MAX 8s is the largest order in the
airline's history and begins a fleet transition to Boeing airplanes.

"The capability of the 737s will enable us to spread our wings to even more
destinations and increase capacity on existing routes," said SilkAir Chief
Executive Leslie Thng.

The Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX can fly farther than competing airplanes,
enabling airlines to open new routes.

"As air travel in the Asia Pacific region continues to grow, we're proud to
support SilkAir as it plans to fly more passengers and serve more cities,"
said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president of Asia Pacific and India Sales,
Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Passengers will soon experience not only
SilkAir's award-winning service, but the comfort of the 737 Boeing Sky
Interior."

Both the Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX feature the Boeing Sky Interior,
which highlights new modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED
lighting that enhances the sense of spaciousness and larger pivoting overhead
stowage bins.

The 737 MAX is a new-engine variant of the world's best-selling airplane and
builds 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 a 13 percent
fuel-use improvement over today's most fuel-efficient single-aisle airplanes
and an 8 percent operating cost per seat advantage over tomorrow's
competition.

The SilkAir order brings the net year-to-date total for 737s ordered in 2012
to 1,031 airplanes. This is the first time in the single-aisle jetliner's
history that it has logged more than 1,000 orders in a single year. The 737
also broke its own record for net orders this past October when it topped the
2007 record of 846 orders.

SilkAir is a full-service airline and the regional wing of Singapore Airlines.
It currently flies to 42 destinations across 12 countries.

Contacts:
Wilson Chow
International Communications
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
+1 425-306-5921
wilson.chow@boeing.com

Soraya Salim
Head Public Affairs
SilkAir (S) Pte Ltd
+65 6541 5303
silkair_publicaffairs@singaporeair.com.sg

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SOURCE Boeing

Website: http://www.boeing.com
 
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