Malaysia Airlines Gets Next Generation Boeing 737

Boeing and Malaysia Airlines last week celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Next-Generation 737 with the new, passenger-inspired Boeing Sky Interior.

In a statement today from Seattle, Boeing said the national carrier of Malaysia is the first full-service airline to operate the 737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior.

The new 737 Boeing Sky Interior features sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, and new, larger stow bins that accommodate more bags while taking up less space in the cabin.

Attendants can select from different LED lighting schemes from soft blue overhead sky simulation to a calm, relaxing, pallet of sunset colors.

To date, 50 customers have ordered the new interior for 1,386 airplanes.

Boeing Sky Interior is the latest in a series of improvements to the airplane.

The next to come will be a package of performance improvements that will reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions by 2 percent, making the airplane a full 7 percent more efficient than the first Next-Generation 737 delivered.

The performance improvements to the airframe and engine are beginning certification test soon, and will be fully in service by early 2012.

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