Boeing has announced an additional order for 100 737 MAX airplanes from an existing but as yet unidentified customer. The order was announce at the ongoing show and is worth US$11.7 billion (at list prices).
“We are honoured that so many customers continue to see the unmatched value of the 737 MAX airplane family and are coming back to place repeat orders. This is a significant commitment that reflects the strong demand for the MAX and the health of the single-aisle market,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company.
The 737 MAX Family has already accumulated nearly 4,700 orders from more than 100 customers globally.
The airframer has forecast a requirement for 31,360 new single-aisle airplanes, such as the 737 MAX, over the next 20 years as part of its 2018 Commercial Market Outlook released this week.
This increased demand is fuelled by the success of low-cost carriers and a big requirement for single-aisle jets for growth and replacement.