If I ever need a reminder about the demand for our Next-Generation 737, all I have to do is take a walk through the Renton factory. You’ll always find a wide variety of customer logos as you walk the floor. But our 737 team noticed something a few days ago that even caught them by surprise.
ASIA: Shenzhen Airlines (China).
On that particular week, we were building 737s for airlines from every continent with the exception of Antarctica—and that’s only because Antarctica doesn’t have a commercial airline.
AUSTRALIA: Virgin Australia.
NORTH AMERICA: Southwest Airlines.
With 5800 orders and a backlog of over 2000 aircraft, the numbers for the Next-Generation 737 speak for themselves. A big part of the reason the airplane has done well is that we keep making it better. We keep doing things with the engine to improve reliability and maintain costs. And thanks to the Boeing Sky Interior, passengers can enjoy a beautiful ride.
ASIA/EUROPE: Pegasus Airlines (Turkey).
Over the next 20 years, we’ll see demand for about 31,000 new airplanes. The biggest market will be for single-aisle airplanes. Judging by the looks of the Renton factory last week, it’s safe to say the Next-Generation 737 will keep feeding the appetite for airplanes all around the world for decades to come. Thanks to Jay Culbert on the 737 team for noticing this unique lineup on the floor and thanks to Kristi Moen for snapping all the photos.
AFRICA: Air Algerie (Algeria).
SOUTH AMERICA: GOL (Brazil).