RwandAir will lease two B737-700s, from mid 2013


 A RwandAir’s B737-700NG.




It’s confirmed, John Mirenge, the RwandAir’s CEO said yesterday, that  RwandAir won’t  renewed  the leasing contrat with GECAS and will phased out its two B737-500s, from mid 2013, . B737-500s will be replaced by two B737-700NGs, they will be leased from ILFC. Last week, in one ours articles, we said that RwandAir planned to phase out, its B737-500s, which have became too old and too small, to meet the strong demand.


About the B737-700NG (Source from Boeing) : 


The 737-700 was launched in November 1993 with a Southwest Airlines order for 63 airplanes. On Nov. 7, 1997, the 737-700 was awarded type certification by the FAA, and the first delivery followed in December 1997. Europe’s Joint Aviation Authority, or JAA, gave its validation Feb. 19, 1998. 


The 737-700 is capable of carrying up to 149 passengers. The Next-Generation 737 models fly approximately 3,000 nautical miles (5,500 km), an increase of up to 900 nautical miles over earlier 737 models.


The Next-Generation 737 airplanes are capable of cruising to a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet (12.5 km), compared to 37,000 feet (11.3 km) for the 737-300/-400/-500 models, and 39,000 feet (11.9 km) for the competition.


 About ILFC (Source from ILFC) : 


International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) founded in 1973, is a global market leader in the leasing and remarketing of advanced technology commercial jet aircraft to commercial airlines. 


ILFC operates with a global network of approximately 200 airlines in more than 80 countries including major flag carriers, medium- and small-sized airlines and cargo carriers.


ILFC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AIG, a leading international insurance organization serving customers in more than 130 countries.






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