Panama, August 23, 2011 -- Copa Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing Next-Generation 737 with optimized engines, strengthening the airline's commitment to improving the fuel efficiency of its fleet and protecting the environment by reducing emissions. The optimized aircraft engine will reduce fuel consumption by 2 percent.
The new engine design includes a modification in the high- and low-pressure turbines, which combined with aerodynamic improvements in the fuselage, contributes to better fuel efficiency in the Boeing Next-Generation 737. Boeing has improved fuel efficiency of the NG 737 by 4 to 6 percent since the first airplane was delivered in 1998. This outcome is the result of continuous investment in the 737 family, including the latest Performance Improvement Package, with specific results dependent on customer configuration.