The American Airlines recently received its first Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft featuring the all-new Boeing Sky Interior (BSI) delivered to it by the aviation giant Boeing. With the purchase of the new aircraft, the American Airlines aims to reassure about its commitment to improving and modernizing the customer experience through the execution of its fleet renewal plan.
Virasb Vahidi, American Airlines’ Chief Commercial Officer, said, “American Airlines has made a significant investment to enrich the flying experience for our customers through the purchase of new aircraft and the refurbishment of our existing fleet. The delivery of the first 737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior is our most recent step to deliver on this commitment.”
Several unique features are offered in the new 737-800 BSI interior. The features include larger overhead bins that are modeled after the 787 Dreamliner’s pivoting bins; sculpted sidewalls to provide customers with a contemporary feeling of spaciousness; updated window that make the windows appear larger; brighter and longer-lasting LED lighting that can be programmed to create different effects during the flight; intuitive placement of switches and call buttons; and improved sound quality to enhance the customer experience.
The American Airlines reservations in a statement said that it began taking delivery of new Boeing 737-800s without BSI in April 2009 as part of its fleet renewal plan. In 2009, the airline received the delivery of 37 737-800s. In 2010, the airline received 45 more aircrafts. However, the airline plans to receive 15 737-800s in 2011, 28 aircrafts in 2012 and 11 aircrafts beginning in 2013.