Boeing Delivers First Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise 737-800
SEATTLE, Oct. 30, 2006 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered the first of 30 Next-Generation 737s ordered by Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE), the leading Asia-based aircraft leasing company. The new airplane, a 737-800, will go into revenue service with Kenya Airways and is the first 737-800 to join Kenya’s fleet, which currently includes four 737-700s.
The new airplane is the first direct delivery from Boeing to SALE of a 737, although the lessor’s portfolio already includes Next-Generation 737s purchased from airlines. SALE ordered the airplane in May 2005 and will continue to take delivery of 737s through the end of 2010.