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Pegasus Aviation orders Boeing six 737-800s

 

BY OUR AVIATION CORRESPONDENT

20th August, 2005: San Francisco-based aircraft leasing company Pegasus Aviation Finance Company has ordered six Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 jetliners, with a list of $400 million. The order, which is scheduled for delivery starting 2006, increases the total number of Pegasus Next-Generation 737 fleet to 30 airplanes.

This milestone transaction with Boeing enables us to enhance our Next-Generation inventory we can offer to our global customer base," Pegasus president and CEO Richard S Wiley said in a release issued to the press.

"With the global popularity of the Next-Generation 737 family, these new 737-800s will be placed quickly and provide years of economical and reliable service to our airline customers, he added.

The Next-Generation 737 family is the fastest-selling jetliner of and the class leader in dispatch reliability. Boeing has received orders for over 2,800 Next-Generation 737s since launching the programme in 1993. The manufacturer has an unfilled order for over 1,000 aircraft.

Boeing has worked with Pegasus since its inception in 1988, supporting its Boeing jetliner fleet, which consists of about 250 airplanes, including 737, 747, 757, 767 and 777 passenger models, apart from 747-400 and MD-11 Freighters.

John Feren, vice president, Leasing & Asset Management of Boeing Company said that 15 years of relationship with Pegasus as partner helped them to introduce Boeing carriers to airline industries all over the world.

Pegasus offers a complete range of aircraft for all missions, with a worldwide customer base of over 80 passenger and cargo carriers in over 40 countries. Boeing, based in Chicago, builds most of its commercial jets in Washington state.

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