An order for 50 737s, its largest ever from Alaska Airlines, moves Boeing closer to surpassing the 1,000 mark this year for the new-engine MAX series and underscores the emphasis major carriers are placing on larger, more fuel-efficient single-aisle transports. Prior to the current order, which includes 13 737-900ERs, Alaska had not taken delivery of 25 previously ordered -900ERs. The airline is to receive the first late this month and continue receiving the type through 2017, says ...
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