Azerbaijan has eight Boeing airplanes on order

Azerbaijan has eight Boeing airplanes on order
# 12 December 2008 09:09 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Rashad Suleymanov – APA-Economics. Azerbaijan’s national civil aviation fleet is 90% comprised of the most modern aircrafts, said Arif Mammadov, Director General of Azerbaijan Civil Aviation Administration.
He added that the country’s fleet will be completely renewed with the top modern airlines in three years.
“There are 2-3 soviet-made aircrafts in operation now. They will be disposed of after delivery of 8 Boeing airlines on order in three years,” he added.
Azerbaijan Airlines, based in Baku, Azerbaijan, becomes the first airline throughout the republics of the former Soviet Union to order the 787 and the 737-900ER.
Note Azerbaijan Airlines has a total of eight Boeing airplanes on order: four 737-900ERs, two 787-8s and two 767-300ERs.
The 737-900ER is Boeing’s newest addition to the popular line of 737 single-aisle airplanes. Boeing launched the 737-900ER in 2005 as a higher-capacity, longer-range complement to the 737 family. The 737-900ER is the largest member of the 737 airplane family. It seats up to 215 passengers and flies up to 3,200 nautical miles (5,900 kilometers), making the range comparable to the 737-800.
Azerbaijan Airlines’ 737-900ERs will feature Blended Winglets, which enable a three to four percent improvement in fuel efficiency and a comparable reduction in emissions.
The 737-900ER shares the same performance attributes as other models of the Next-Generation 737 family (737-600, 737-700 and 737-800) such as reliability, lower maintenance costs, lower operating costs and state-of-the-art flight deck systems such as Head-Up Display (HUD), Global Positioning Landing System and Vertical Situation Display.
Azerbaijan Airlines selected the General Electric GEnx engine to power its 787s. Launched in April 2004, the 787 Dreamliner is the world’s newest and most technologically advanced commercial jetliner. It offers a broad inventory of innovations that make it more fuel efficient, more economical for airlines and more comfortable for passengers.
The 787 will use 20 percent less fuel than today’s airplanes of comparable size and provide airlines with up to 45 percent more cargo revenue capacity. Its long range allows carriers to offer passengers the point-to-point service they prefer, bypassing inconvenient connections at crowded hub airports.

The 767-300ER is one of three passenger models in the 767 family, which includes the 767-200ER and 767-400ER, and is the baseline for the 767-300ER freighter. The 767-300ER seats up to 350 passengers and flies up to 5,975 nautical miles (11,065 kilometers).