Pembroke orders Boeing 717S

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 April 2000




(2000), "Pembroke orders Boeing 717S", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 72 No. 2.



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Pembroke orders Boeing 717S

Pembroke orders Boeing 717S

Keywords: Pembroke, Boeing

Pembroke, an aircraft financing, leasing and management group based in Dublin, Ireland, has announced an order for 15 Boeing 717-200s and 15 options, bringing Pembroke's commitment to the airplane to 25 orders and 25 options. Delivery of Pemboke's first 717 is scheduled for August 2000. Alan Mulally, president, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group, said:

We're pleased Pembroke will play a key role in expanding the customer base of the 717, the best solution for the 100-seat airplane market. One of the major advantages of the 717 is that it's 17,000 pounds lighter than the A318 - the equivalent of 90 passengers and bags and its trip costs are 10 percent lower. That weight difference drives fuel burn savings, lower landing fees and, lower maintenance costs.

Shane Cooke, Pembroke chief executive, said this order increase represents a great opportunity to expand Pembroke's investment in Boeing airplanes:

We believe that the 717 is an excellent airplane for operators in the 100 to 125-seat high-frequency, quick-turnaround market. The 717 has up to 8 percent better fuel consumption over Boeing pre-flight-test estimates and offers the latest technology.

The 717 features the latest technology in engines and flight-deck systems for its two-person crew. It also offers a spacious interior design with extra-large, overhead stowbins, and illuminated, full-grip hand rails.

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