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USAIR ORDERS BOEING 757S FOR FLEET EXPANSION

 USAIR ORDERS BOEING 757S FOR FLEET EXPANSION
 SEATTLE, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing Commercial Airplane Group


today announced that USAir has ordered 15 twinjet 757s and secured options for an additional 15 of the popular airliners. These aircraft were included in USAir's September 1991 announcement of its intention to acquire additional 757s for fleet expansion. The firm orders are valued at approximately $900 million including spare parts.
 Citing the 757's "proven passenger appeal and outstanding efficiency," Seth E. Schofield, president and chief executive officer of Arlington, Va.-based USAir, said, "We plan to use our new 757s to serve high-volume markets in the USAir system. These aircraft will augment the 757s already in our fleet and provide additional flexibility to meet market needs."
 Citing the long relationship between Boeing and USAir, Dean D. Thornton, president of Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, said, "We are delighted with today's announcement for a couple of reasons. First, USAir was a launch customer of our 737-300 in 1981 and is a valued member of the Boeing family." Thornton added, "We also see this order as USAir's affirmation of Boeing's belief that the long-term outlook for air travel is strong and presents significant opportunities for growth."
 USAir's 757s will seat 16 passengers in first class and 173 in economy and will be powered by Rolls Royce RB211 engines.
 The 757 is the most fuel-efficient aircraft in its class and one of the quietest jetliners in service today, which allows it to operate from airports with noise-level restrictions that bar flights by many competing aircraft.
 Boeing has announced orders for a total of 785 of the 757s from 39 customers around the world.
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 /CONTACT: Craig Martin of Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, 206-237-8050/
 (BA) CO: Boeing Commercial Airplane Group; USAir ST: Washington, Virginia IN: AIR SU:


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