737-900 certifiedBoeing 737-900ER certified
Zulassung für Langstreckenversion der 737<br /> The newest member of the Boeing 737 family, the 737-900ER (Extended Range), earned type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on April 20.
On 27. April, Boeing and launch-customer Lion Air celebrated the delivery of the first Next- Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplane. The airplane was delivered in a special dual paint scheme that combines the Lion Air lion on the vertical stabilizer and the Boeing livery colors on the fuselage.
Boeing launched the 737-900ER program in July 2005 when Jakarta-based Lion Air announced the initial order for 30 of the newest 737 model. To date, Lion Air has ordered 60 737-900ERs. "We thank Lion Air for having the confidence and vision to become the launch customer of the 737-900ER," said Dinesh Keskar, Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of Sales. "With more range and the lowest operating cost of any single-aisle jet in its class, the 737-900ER will deliver superior economics and premier service to support Lion Air's strategic expansion plans."
Aerodynamic and structural design changes, including strengthened wings, a two-position tailskid, enhancements to the leading and trailing-edge flap systems, optional Blended Winglets and auxiliary fuel tanks, will allow the 737-900ER to accommodate higher takeoff weights and increase its range to 3,200 nautical miles (5,900 km).
As of March 31, 2007, eight customers have placed orders for 104 Next- Generation 737-900ERs, and more than 6,800 orders have been placed for 737s.