Boeing officially launched the 737-900ER--formerly the 737-900X--on the strength of an order for up to 60 worth $3.9 billion from Lion Air of Indonesia. The order includes 30 firm plus purchase rights for 30 more. Deliveries begin in the first half of 2007. Lion Air had been expected to announce an order for 737-700s/-800s last spring (ATWOnline, May 27). The dash 900ER has the same exterior dimensions as the 737-900 but will carry 26 more passengers with the addition of a pair of ...

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