Xiamen Airlines confirmed an order for 10 737-800s, Boeing announced, and will begin taking delivery of the aircraft in mid-2006. The carrier operates a fleet of 25 737s and nine 757-200s from hubs in Xiamen, Jinjiang, Wuyishan, Hangzhou and Nanchang. The airframer said the order, part of a 70-aircraft commitment made by the Chinese government last month (ATWOnline, Nov. 22), boosted its all-time 737 sales total to 6,025 units, a record for commercial jets. Separately, China Eastern ...

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