Boeing Delivers 500th 737 with Sky Interior

On November 2, Boeing marked the 500th delivery of a 737 with the Boeing Sky interior. It also marked the product’s second anniversary in service.
The Next-Generation 737-800 was delivered to Newport Beach, Calif.-based leasing company Aviation Capital Group (ACG).  Panama-based Copa Airlines will
lease and operate the new aircraft.
“Our customers and their passengers tell us the 737 Boeing Sky Interior has a ‘wow’ factor that no other single-aisle jetliner can match,” said Beverly Wyse, 737 vice president and general manager. “It adds even more value to an airplane that is already delivering the best economics, reliability and fuel efficiency in its market segment.”
Since the Boeing Sky Interior’s first delivery in October 2010, 65 airlines and leasing companies have ordered the new interior.
“Being part of this significant milestone for the 737 Boeing Sky Interior is a fantastic
opportunity,” said Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines. “With its continuous innovations, the Next-Generation 737-800 not only benefits Copa with its unmatched operating costs, but the Boeing Sky Interior also provides a welcoming and unique flying experience. Copa is proud to continue to offer this state-of-the-art technology and first rate passenger experience to our valued customers.”
Copa Airlines operates a fleet of 83 aircraft. The airline has chosen the Boeing Sky Interior on all of their delivered airliners since they were the first carrier in Latin America to take delivery of the new interior in March 2011.
“We are delighted to have the 737 Boeing Sky Interior in our portfolio,” said R Stephen Hannahs, Group Managing Director and CEO of ACG.  “Providing our airline customers with innovative products, like the 737 Boeing Sky Interior, is an integral part of ACG’s corporate strategy.”