Boeing Delivers TunisAir's First Two Next-Generation 737-600s

TunisAir accepted delivery recently of its first two Boeing Next-Generation 737-600s at a ceremony at Boeing Field. The airline has five more Next-Generation 737s on order.

Attending this milestone event were Abdel Malek Larif, president and director general - TunisAir; and Seddik Belyamani, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group executive vice president - Sales.

"The Next-Generation 737-600 is an outstanding airplane that will expand and complement our existing fleet of Boeing 737s," said Larif. "The 737 airplanes we've received previously have provided excellent performance, high technical reliability and comfort for our passengers - and we expect these new airplanes to provide similar results."

"Boeing is proud to be a part of TunisAir's success," said Belyamani, "and we are very pleased to have TunisAir as an important member of the growing family of Next-Generation 737 operators."

Established in 1948, TunisAir is the official flag carrier of Tunisia. TunisAir will fly its new 737-600s on routes in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

The 737 family of airplanes delivers value to airlines in the form of greater performance capability, simplicity, and reduced operating and maintenance costs. The 737-600 is the new, advanced-technology version of the 737-500. A new wing and engine increase performance while reducing noise and emissions. The 737-600 also shares the enhancements of the other members of the Next-Generation family, including a new passenger cabin and flight deck. The flight deck features a programmable liquid-crystal-display (LCD) system, offering commonality with earlier 737 models and allowing flight crews to maintain the same type ratings.

The Boeing Next-Generation 737 is the most advanced airplane in its class. With more than 1,140 airplanes ordered by 57 customers worldwide, it is the fastest-selling commercial airplane family in history.

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