Boeing and flydubai sign historic deal for 225 737 MAX Airplanes

15 November, 2017, 12:06 | Author: Regina Silva
  • Boeing says it has secured an order from Gulf airline flydubai for 225 medium-haul 737 MAX aircraft with a list price of $27 billion hailing it as the

Alafco, which provides commercial aircraft leasing products globally, now has 40 Boeing 737 Max on order, it said on the second day of the Dubai Airshow.

Boeing on Wednesday announced an order from Gulf airline flydubai for 225 medium-haul 737 MAX aircraft with a list price of $27 billion, hailing it as the "largest-ever single-aisle jet order" from a Middle East carrier.

The airline by the end of the year will have a fleet of 61 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft and Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

The deal is valued at $2.2 billion at current list prices before discount.

The plane maker said the new agreement includes a commitment for 175 MAX airplanes, and purchase rights for 50 additional MAXs in a deal that could "sustain tens of thousands of direct and indirect jobs" in the company's USA factories and network of suppliers.

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The 737 MAX has surpassed 4,000 total orders to date.

The airline's chairman HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said it would receive the first planes from 2019 and use them to continue to expand its route network from 97 destinations at present.

"We are extremely honored that flydubai has selected to be an all-Boeing operator for many years to come".

"We welcome the continuation of our long partnership with Boeing".

"Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive Kevin McAllister added". Competing Toulouse-based Airbus forecasts Middle East carriers will spend about $600bn on new aircraft over the coming two decades, amid projections that the fleet size of the regions' carriers will more than double in the period. All variants of the jet are powered by the CFM International Leap-1B engine.

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