Boeing Delivers 100th 717-200 Twinjet at Ceremony

The 100th Boeing 717 production airplane was delivered today to launch customer AirTran Airways, bringing the low-fare airline's 717 fleet to 37 airplanes. According to AirTran, the 717 is 24 percent more fuel efficient than the carrier's DC-9s, with lower operating costs, excellent reliability and favorable passenger acceptance.

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