Boeing has commitments from four customers for 93 737 MAX airplanes, including a carrier that wants 40 of the high-capacity version of the MAX 8 airplane. The commitments are valued at nearly US $11 billion at current list prices and were announced on the third day of the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.
“Today’s announcement is yet more proof of the strong demand that we continue to see around the world for the 737 MAX airplane family,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing for The Boeing Company. “The best-in-class capabilities of the 737 MAX – its superior efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort – are driving the long-term success of this popular program.”
The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in the company’s history, accumulating nearly 4,700 orders from more than 100 customers worldwide. According to the Boeing 2018 Commercial Market Outlook, airlines will need 31,360 new single-aisle airplanes, such as the 737 MAX, over the next 20 years.
The 737 MAX has the latest CFM International LEAP-1B engines, advanced technology winglets, Boeing Sky Interior, large flight deck displays and a host of other features.
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