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Burma National Airlines (formerly Myanma Airways) (Yangon) and Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) were celebrating deliveries of the first Next Generation 737-800, owned by GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), GE's civil aviation company, on June 11. It was also the first brand new Boeing airliner to be shipped to a Myanmar-based carrier.
It is the first aircraft with Myanmar National Airlines' new paint and interiors, and the company is planning to extend its international air traffic hub with the launch of the 737. The Myanmar National Airlines, formerly Myanma Airways (below), has the largest air service system in Myanmar with more than 25 national airports and is based in Yangon.
Burma Airways Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW XY-AGP (msn 19000154) taxis in Yangon. The airline, established in 1948 as Union of Burma Airways (below), is also one of the first carriers in Asia. The Union of Burma Airways Boeing 727-193 XY-ADR (msn 19620) is shown in Hong Kong. Boeing. Celebration of the handing over of the new Boeing 737-86N XY-ALB (msn 43405) from Myanmar National Airline on the Boeing Field in Seattle via GECAS.
General Electric's General Electric finance and operating company GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has entered into a rental agreement with Myanma Airways (formerly Union of Burma Airways) (Yangon), Myanmar's flagship airline, for 10 new Boeing narrowbody jets at a pre-Singapore Air Show 2014 brief.
Delivery of the new lease planes is due to begin in June 2015 and comes from Boeing's current GECAS order backlog. It comprises six Boeing 737-800 and four Boeing 737-8 MAXs. Myanma Airways was founded in 1948 as the Union of Burma Airways and is the state-owned Myanmar carrier that currently serves all important domestic routes from its principal destination at Yangon International Airport.
It is an important extension for the airline as the land begins to flourish under new civil management. Burma Airways currently runs a couple of Embraer 190s (also rented by GECAS) and a variety of turboprops from ATR 42 s and 72 s, Beech 1900 s, Cessna 208B Grand Caravans and GECASX.