Boeing wins $6bn order from Aviation Capital
Boeing won an order for 60 of its upgraded single-aisle 737s, with a catalogue value of $6 billion, from Aviation Capital. The purchase brings total orders for the 737 Max, the latest variation of the world’s most widely flown passenger jet, to 1,029, Boeing said in a statement.
The airliner will feature more fuel-efficient engines and compete with Airbus SAS’s upgraded A320neo series after a commercial debut now scheduled for 2017.
The 737 Max 8 lists for $100.5 million, and the Max 9 for $107.3 million. “Reaching 1,000 orders in just over a year’s time from our first order” shows the aircraft’s value for customers, said Bob Feldmann, vice-president for the jet program. “Customers are expressing confidence in our ability to deliver improved performance on schedule.” – (Bloomberg)