BOEING has announced yet another variation on the 737 theme, the 737ER. The customer is Japanese airline ANA, who has ordered just two, part of a much larger commitment for 45 of the ”Next Generation” aircraft. For Boeing the variant was rather easy, a little bit of this and a little bit of that ” the Dash 700”s fuselage with the wings and landing gear of the 737-800. When equipped with up to nine auxiliary fuel tanks and optional blended winglets, range is 9,420 nautical miles (17,446 km). Typical city pairs include New York ” Singapore, Sydney ” London, New York ” Auckland, Chicago ” Sydney, Miami ” Taipei, all in the 18 hours plus range.