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MEXICO'S TAESA SELECTS BOEING 737S FOR EXPANSION

 MEXICO'S TAESA SELECTS BOEING 737S FOR EXPANSION
 SEATTLE, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Taesa, Mexico's fastest-growing


airline, has chosen Boeing 737s for its fleet modernization and expansion and will add six of the world's most popular jetliner to its fleet this year, Boeing said today.
 Taesa has signed contracts with Guiness Peat Aviation (GPA) to lease four new 737-500s and two new 737-300s, all to be delivered in the first half of 1992. Taesa's 737s will operate in a flexible, mixed-class configuration that is easily adjusted to meet changing market requirements.
 "We chose the Boeing 737 after looking at all the alternatives," said Taesa President Alberto Abed, who can also fly all of Taesa's aircraft. "The 737 brings us maximum flexibility and will allow us to take advantage of our own efficient workforce," he added.
 Under Abed's leadership, Taesa has rapidly expanded from a single propeller-driven airplane three years ago to its present position as Mexico's third-largest carrier with a fleet of 55 executive jets and 22 Boeing jetliners. Last year, Taesa took delivery of two new Boeing 757s to become the first Mexican carrier to operate the 757 in commercial service and will add a third new 757 to its fleet in July.
 Taesa will take delivery of its 737s between Feb. 11 and April 15. Taesa's 737s will be powered by CFM56-3 engines made by CFM International, a partnership of General Electric in the United States and SNECMA of France.
 "Boeing is honored by Taesa's selection of the 737," said Seddik Belyamani, Boeing's vice president of sales for Latin America, Middle East and Africa. "With its quieter and more fuel-efficient engines, the 737 should be ideal for operation from urban airports and the 737's flexibility will also be a perfect match for Taesa's aggressive expansion."
 The most popular jetliner in history, the twin-engined 737 was introduced in 1968 and since then more than 2,900 have been ordered. The new-generation 737s include the -300, -400 and -500 models which add new avionics, engines and interior design to the reputation for reliability the 737s have earned from their service all over the world.
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 /CONTACT: Randy Harrison of Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, 206-234-9333/
 (BA) CO: The Boeing Co.; Taesa ST: Washington IN: ARO SU:


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