A new Boeing 737-900 departs for a test flight prior to its delivery to Jet Airways of India. Jet Airways is the first South Asian airline to operate the 737-900. The new airplane can carry 170 passengers in a two-class configuration -- 32 in business class and 138 in economy class. It joins a 737 fleet that also includes 13 737-800s, 12 737-700s and eight 737-400s. At 138 feet 2 inches, the 737-900 is the longest Next-Generation 737. The Next-Generation 737 family is designed to deliver value to airlines with high reliability, simplicity and reduced operating and maintenance costs.