Last updated: 01:00 PM ET, Tue June 16 2015

Boeing Receives Order for 100 737 MAX Planes from AerCap

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | June 16, 2015

Boeing Receives Order for 100 737 MAX Planes from AerCap

Photo courtesy of Boeing

There has been plenty of blockbuster news that has come from the Paris Air Show, and Boeing has been at the forefront by announcing yesterday that AerCap had placed a huge order of 100 737 MAX 8 airplanes.

The order is valued currently at $10.7 billion and is the first 737 MAX order for AerCap.

According to a Boeing, the new crop of 737 MAX airplanes will be 14 percent more fuel efficient than the latest next-generation 737 planes and 20 percent more efficient than the original 737 next-gen planes currently in service.

Using Boeing’s CFM International LEAP-1B engines and the company’s advanced technology winglets, the new production planes are more efficient, more reliable and take the comfort of the passenger into consideration.

AerCap CEO Aengus Kelly released a statement about his company’s monumental purchase:

“This order complements our existing order book in the single-aisle category and is in line with our customer needs and our fleet strategy of leasing the most-in-demand and technologically advanced equipment. We see significant market appetite for this aircraft type from our diverse customer base spanning approximately 90 countries around the world.”

The order of 100 additional Boeing planes continues AerCap’s growth as a global leader in aircraft leasing. The company owns and maintains 1,800 aircraft across the world, serving more than 200 customers in more than 90 countries.


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