MEXICO'S TAESA ACQUIRES THIRD BOEING 757
MEXICO'S TAESA ACQUIRES THIRD BOEING 757 SEATTLE, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing the "excellent reception"
customers have given its Boeing 757, Taesa, a privately owned company which last month became the first Mexican airline to operate the 757, has acquired a third 757 and accelerated delivery of its second 757.
Taesa's President Captain Alberto Abed said the airline has signed for a third 757 from Guiness Peat Aviation (GPA) and took delivery of its second 757 from GPA this week instead of in July 1992 as originally scheduled. "Since we put our 757 into service, our clients are delighted with the level of comfort we can offer them," said Capt. Abed who is qualified to fly the 757. "All of us at Taesa who fly the 757 call it a 'pilot's airplane' because it handles so well," he said. Taesa's 757s feature a convertible, mixed-class configuration adjustable to changing requirements. Taesa uses its new 757 on charter flights between Belgium and Mexico and plans to use its additional two 757s to expand domestic routes as well as those connecting Mexico and destinations in the United States. Capitalizing on opportunities presented by Mexico's recently deregulated skies, Taesa has rapidly expanded from its Mexico City base operating a fleet of business jets in its executive air taxi service as well as 10 Boeing 727s in both freighter and passenger configurations. Thanks to its high-bypass-ratio Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4 engines and its advanced wing design, Boeing's 757 is one of the quietest, most fuel-efficient jetliners in the world. It uses 43 percent less fuel per seat than older trijets and up to 21 percent less than competing twinjets. Since its introduction in 1982, a total of 755 Boeing 757s have been ordered by 38 customers worldwide. -0- 12/5/91 /CONTACT: Randy Harrison of Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, 206-234-9333/ CO: Boeing Commercial Airplane Group ST: Washington IN: ARO SU: CON
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