Copa Airlines announced today delivery of a new Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The new 737-700 is the final of four aircraft Copa has received this year, bringing its fleet total to 20 Boeing 737-700 and 800 aircraft.
Copa will take delivery of two more Boeing 737s in 2005—one in February and another in June—for a total of 22 Boeing 737 aircraft, making Copa’s fleet one of the youngest and most modern in the industry worldwide.
A leader in aviation industry technology, Copa is the first airline in the Americas to utilize Vertical Situation Display (VSD), a sophisticated flight deck instrument that builds on the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning system. VSD is the most advanced aviation industry technology Boeing has developed.
“We are determined to deliver the best in service and technology to our passengers,” said Pedro Heilbron, CEO, Copa Airlines. “Our fleet renovation enables us to continue to provide our customers with reliable air service.”
The new Boeing 737-700s also are equipped with “blended winglets,” advanced wing tip extensions that make this new Boeing 737 the newest and most technologically advanced airplane in its class. The design facilitates take-offs in high-altitude airports and at higher temperatures. The winglets also contribute to fuel efficiency, helping the airline reduce operational costs, extend its range, reduce engine maintenance costs and carry more passenger/cargo load on long-distance routes.
Like the other 700’s, the new Boeing 737 has capacity for 124 passengers—12 in Business Class and 112 in the main cabin. The aircraft has spacious interiors with large overhead compartments, seats with adjustable headrests and a 12-channel audio and video entertainment system.