Boeing, Japan Transocean Air Finalize Order for Next Generation 737s

     Boeing, Japan Transocean Air Finalize Order for Next Generation 737s

737-800s to be used for airline's fleet renewal program

Flexibility to transition order for 737 MAX

PR Newswire

NAHA, Japan, May 30, 2014

NAHA, Japan, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Japan
Transocean Air (JTA) finalized an order today 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.

"This order is a key part of our strategy to bring the highest levels of
comfort, amenity and convenience to the people of Okinawa, by continuing to
operate the most reliable and fuel-efficient aircraft available today and in
the future," said Manabu Sato, president of Japan Transocean Air and executive
officer at Japan Airlines.

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.

"We are honored that JTA has chosen to maintain an all-Boeing fleet of
Next-Generation 737s," said John Wojick, Senior Vice President of Global
Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The Next-Generation 737 will provide JTA
with market-leading efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort, allowing
JTA to continue to grow and prosper, while also allowing JTA and Boeing to
build on a successful partnership for many years to come."

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 737-800 is the best-selling version of the highly successful
Next-Generation 737 family, the most technologically advanced airplanes in the
single-aisle market. The Next-Generation 737's market success has been
confirmed by investors who consistently rank it as the most preferred
single-aisle airplane due to its wide market base, superior performance
efficiency and lowest operating costs in its class.

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.

Contact:
Rob Henderson
Boeing Japan Communications
+81 (0) 90 1420 9662
Robert.J.Henderson3@boeing.com

Kevin Yoo
International Communications
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
+1 206-249-6372
kevin.k.yoo@boeing.com

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SOURCE Boeing

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