Boeing Lowering Operating Costs By Adding More Seats To Its 737 Jets
Boeing has announced that it plans on building a new model of its best-selling 737 passenger jet, capable of holding 11 more passengers than the 200 it is currently holds.
The company estimates by squeezing more seats on the jet, it will be five percent cheaper to operate as a result of lower operating costs per seat.
More seats requires more safety regulations, so more evacuation points will also be added to the new model of the 737 in order to ensure passenger safety.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Ray Conner said in a statement, “We feel upward pressure at the rates we have today, and are seeing much more demand than we have (built into) our production rates.”