Boeing is filling a seating gap in its single-aisle lineup and renewing the challenge to the Airbus A321 with the launch of the 737-900ER, which offers airlines the choice of carrying 26 more passengers or flying another 500 naut. mi. Known as the 737-900X when Boeing began offering it to airlines 18 months ago, the new airplane was launched last week with the formal signing of an order for 60 aircraft from Lion Air. Indonesia's first discount carrier signed a preliminary agreement for a ...


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