Boeing and Copa Airline executives today were joined by 65 Copa ambassadors for the delivery and departure of the airline's first Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 passenger airplane.
In addition to technological advances such as performance enhancing Blended Winglets, this latest addition to Copa's fleet features sophisticated flight-deck instrumentation called Vertical Situation Display (VSD). Developed by Boeing, VSD is an advanced navigational aid that creates a visual plot of the airplane's current and projected flight path in relation to ground terrain. Copa is the first airline in the Americas to incorporate advanced VSD technology.
Copa Airlines operates one of the youngest fleets in Latin America. It operates out of its hub at Tocumen International Airport, in Panama City, which is positioned as a time-saving hub on long routes between North and South America and the Caribbean.