Delta Air Lines confirmed today an order for 100 Boeing 737-900ER single-aisle jetliners, as part of the airline’s effort to replace its older, less efficient airplanes with more fuel-efficient ones.
The order is valued at $8.5 billion at retail prices, although carriers typically receive discounted prices.
The 737-900 is Boeing’s longest range single-aisle airplane. It can carry up to 180 passengers in a typical first class and coach class configuration.
The order is good news for Boeing and for Spirit AeroSystems. Spirit builds the fuselage, nacelles and pylons of the 737 in Wichita.
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The jets will be delivered with Boeing’s new Sky Interior, which feature roomier cabins and overhead bins and better lighting.