Farnborough (2). Boeing: different orders for B-737 MAX family aircraft
During the first day of the ongoing airshow until Sunday
Boeing and Jet Airways confirmed that the Indian carrier placed an order for an additional 75 B-737 MAX 8 airplanes during a signing ceremony at the "Farnborough International Airshow 2018" (FIA, July 16-22). The order, valued at $8.8 billion at current list prices, was previously posted as unidentified on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries website.
This order for an additional 75 MAX airplanes helps the Indian carrier expand its network to meet surging demand in the fastest-growing aviation market in the world.
It is India's second-largest airline with a fleet of nearly 120 airplanes serving more than 60 destinations in 15 countries across Asia, Europe and North America.
Boeing and GOL Airlines announced yesterday that the Brazilian carrier is adding the newest and largest member of the 737 MAX family with a new contract that converts 30 current MAX orders to the 737 MAX 10.
The carrier also placed a new order for 15 more MAX 8 airplanes, growing GOL's total MAX orders to 135. The Brazilian airline says the advanced airplanes will help GOL meet its commitment to further enhance operational efficiency by flying a young and modern and fleet.
A 737 MAX 10 will enable GOL to serve more than 30 additional passengers compared to its 737 MAX 8, which seats up to 186 passengers in the airline's configuration.
GOL took delivery of its first 737 MAX airplane last month, kicking off a fleet renewal that will continue through 2028.
Boeing and Goshawk Aviation Limited announced an order for 20 B-737 MAX airplanes at the "FIA 2018". The order, valued at $2.3 billion according to current list prices, marks the first time the aircraft lessor has purchased jets directly from the industry.
The airplanes, previously listed as unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website, are sold to Goshawk Aviation Limited. Goshawk is based in Dublin, Ireland, and is expected to have an owned, managed and committed fleet of over 220 airplanes, including the direct order placed with the US giant.
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