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SHANGHAI AIRLINES CHOOSES BOEING FOR FLEET EXPANSION

 SHANGHAI AIRLINES CHOOSES BOEING FOR FLEET EXPANSION
 SEATTLE Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Shanghai Airlines, China's young, independent airline, is expanding its fleet operations by ordering five additional Boeing 757s, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group has confirmed.
 In signing today's contract for $275 million, He Peng Nian, chairman and managing director of the airline, said: "This marks another milestone in our airline's history. In the near future we will be able to increase our domestic service flights and also work towards opening international services to Southeast Asia."
 Shanghai Airlines began operations in 1986 with five Boeing 707s. Delivery in late 1989 of its first Boeing 757 enabled the airline to have the latest in twin-engine technology and efficiency. The airline currently operates 100 flights a week on 12 routes with average passenger loads in excess of 80 percent. The airline has quickly built a reputation in China for its courtesy and on-time departure record.
 "Shanghai Airlines' guiding principles of safety, passenger comfort and excellent service have won the hearts of many passengers in China," noted Jim Chorlton, Boeing vice president, international sales. "Now with the expansion of their 757 fleet, even more passengers will come to know the service that has distinguished Shanghai Airlines since its inception only five years ago."
 Shanghai Airlines' new 757s will carry 200 passengers: 12 in first class, 26 in business and 162 in economy. Chairman He, who also s vice chairman of China's Civil Aviation Association, said the new airplanes will be used to increase frequency and expand service to new destinations in China and Southeast Asia.
 High-bypass-ratio engines combined with an advanced wing design help make the Boeing 757 one of the quietest, most fuel-efficient jetliners in the world. Its flight deck, also one of the most advanced in service today, is designed for two-crew operation with state-of-the-art digital electronics and cathode ray tube (CRT) displays.
 A computerized, fully integrated flight management system provides for automatic guidance and control of the 757 from immediately after takeoff to final approach and landing. Linking digital processors controlling navigation, guidance and engine thrust, the flight management system assures the aircraft flies the most efficient route and flight profile for reduced fuel consumption, flight time and crew workload.
 To date, a total of 755 Boeing 757s have been ordered by 41 customers worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: David Jensen of Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, 206-237-8051/
 (BA) CO: The Boeing Co.; Shanghai Airlines ST: Washington IN: AIR SU: CON


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