Showing posts with label 737 - Max 10. Show all posts
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Tuesday 14 November 2023

SunExpress to buy up to 90 Boeing 737 MAX jets

The agreement includes 45 737-8 and 737-10 models with the opportunity for up to 45 more jets

 Boeing and SunExpress, a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, announced today the airline has again selected the 737 MAX to continue its robust growth. With a commitment to purchase up to 90 fuel-efficient single-aisle Boeing jets, announced at the Dubai Airshow, Türkiye's leading leisure carrier will more than double its fleet into the next decade. The agreement includes 28 737- MAX 8 and 17 737- MAX 10 models, with the opportunity for up to 45 additional 737 MAX airplanes.

"Building on the resounding success of our strategy in the post-pandemic period, SunExpress is now poised for next-level growth to meet market demand and achieve a greater international footprint," said Max Kownatzki, SunExpress CEO. "Over the next decade, we will more than double our fleet, reaching a 150-aircraft fleet by 2033. Also, the addition of the 737- MAX 10, the newest 737 MAX plane with up to 230 seats, to our fleet will allow us to strengthen our capacity further. SunExpress is well-positioned for the future and will expand its network with a more fuel-efficient and environmentally sustainable aircraft fleet, while continuing to fulfill its role as Türkiye's tourism ambassador."

This new commitment from SunExpress will build on the airline's previous order for 42 737- MAX 8s, nine of which have been delivered.

"SunExpress's continued commitment to the 737 MAX reflects its confidence in the aeroplane's capability to meet demand from travellers to popular destinations across Türkiye and beyond," said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The 737 MAX is a proven aeroplane on the SunExpress network, delivering unmatched fuel efficiency and reliability."

Thursday 7 September 2023

Aviation Capital Group completes deal for 13 Boeing 737 MAX Jets

Plane maker Boeing and aircraft leasing giant Aviation Capital Group have completed negotiations for 13 737 MAX jets, increasing the lessor’s order book to 47 737 MAXs aircraft.

The new, incremental order includes seven 737- MAX 8 and six 737- MAX 10 jets as ACG grows its single-aisle options to meet robust customer demand for the fuel-efficient 737 MAX airplane family.

Steven Udvar-Hazy, Senior Vice President and Chief of Aircraft Operations at ACG. “We are pleased to expand ACG’s commitment to the 737 MAX programme. This additional order will allow ACG to offer highly fuel efficient and versatile aircraft to our airline customers worldwide,”

Boeing advises that the 737- MAX 8 can carry up to 210 passengers based on configuration with a range of 3,500 nautical miles, while the 737- MAX 10, the largest 737 MAX model, seats up to 230 passengers with a range of 3,100 nautical miles. Both variants can reduce fuel use and carbon emissions by 20% compared to the earlier Boeing aircraft they replace.

“ACG’s growing and diverse 737 MAX portfolio allows its customers to operate a more sustainable, efficient fleet,” said Christy Reese, vice president of Global Leasing Commercial Sales & Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We look forward to helping ACG deliver the most fuel-efficient airplanes in the industry to its airline partners.”

Aviation Capital Group is one of the world’s premier full-service aircraft asset managers with over 480 owned, managed and committed aircraft as of June 30, 2023, leased to roughly 90 airlines in approximately 45 countries. It was founded in 1989 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo Century Corporation. 

Boeing's MAX aircraft were grounded worldwide between March 2019 and January 2021 after 346 people died in two crashes of the type. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration was the last major aviation regulator to ground the type following the Lion Air Flight 610 on 29 October 2018 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on 10th March 10, 2019, crashes. These disasters were caused largely by a flaws in its new Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS). Since then, a series of other design, production and safety issues have caused delays to the programme. 

Tuesday 9 May 2023

Mega order for 737 MAX jets from Ryanair........up to 300 aircraft

The Irish low-fare airline Ryanair has made its largest Boeing order with up to 300 jets to help it dominate the European travel market.

The deal includes a firm order for 150 737-MAX 10 jets and options for 150 more aircraft. When finalized, and subject to all options being exercised, this deal is valued at over $40bn at current list prices and is the largest order ever placed by an Irish Company for US manufactured goods.

Ryanair has deployed a growing fleet of 737-MAX 8 -200 aeroplanes to accelerate its post-pandemic recovery and meet strong travel demand. The 197-seat 737-MAX 8-200 model has helped the airline reduce fuel use and emissions by over 20% compared to the older 737s they are replacing and reduces the space allotted to customers.  The new order adds the larger 737- MAX 10 variant, which with give the airline 228 seats to fill on each flight.  

The bombastic Ryanair Group CEO Michael  O’Leary said: "Ryanair is pleased to sign this record aircraft order for up to 300 MAX-10s with our aircraft partner Boeing.  These new, fuel-efficient, greener technology aircraft offer 21% more seats, burn 20% less fuel and are 50% quieter than our B737-NGs."

According to the airline, this order will help it create 10,000 new jobs which will be located across all of Europe’s main economies where Ryanair operates and is either the No.1 or No.2 airline.

"The Boeing-Ryanair partnership is one of the most productive in commercial aviation history, enabling both companies to succeed and expand affordable travel to hundreds of millions of people," said Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun. "Nearly a quarter century after our companies signed our first direct aeroplane purchase, this landmark deal will further strengthen our partnership. We are committed to delivering for Ryanair and helping the airline group achieve its goals."

Given the size and scale of the transaction, it will be subject to shareholder approval at the next Annual General Meeting on September 14th. 

Thursday 6 October 2022

American pilots union opposes equipment exemption for Boeing 737-7 MAX and 737-10 MAX aircraft

The Allied Pilots Association (APA), representing the 15,000 pilots of American Airlines, expressed its strong opposition to any extension of the equipment exemption for the Boeing 737-7 MAX and Boeing 737-10 MAX, which is scheduled to expire in December. 

Founded in 1963, the Allied Pilots Association – the largest independent pilots union in the United States – is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. APA represents the 15,000 pilots of American Airlines, including several hundred pilots on full-time military leave of absence serving in the armed forces. 

“Boeing needs to proceed with installing modern crew alerting systems on these aircraft to mitigate pilot startle-effect and confusion during complex, compound system malfunctions,” said APA President Capt. Edward Sicher. “Once these systems are installed and pilots have been properly trained on them, our crews will be better able to identify system failures and prioritize corrective actions that could save lives.”

Sicher noted that American Airlines pilots fly more than 300 B-737s for the airline.

“We oppose any extension of the exemption and don’t agree with Boeing’s claim that pilots could become confused when moving from an airplane without the modern alert system to one that is equipped with it. Nothing could be further from our flight deck reality,” Capt. Sicher said. “Consider the Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 – they’re substantially different airplanes, yet operate under a single certificate. Pilots have routinely flown both on the same day without any confusion.

“Pilots must have the tools we need to keep our passengers safe. By equipping these aircraft with modern crew alerting systems, Boeing can maintain a strong order book for them, which will in turn protect the jobs of the thousands of hard-working men and women who build the airplanes. Doing so will also help Boeing to continue rebuilding public trust.”

Friday 30 September 2022

WestJet Group orders more 737 MAX jets.

Photo WestJet

Today the WestJet Group of Canada announced an agreement with Boeing to purchase an additional 42 MAX aircraft, along with options for 22 more. This order is in addition to the remaining 23  737 MAX jets on its existing order. 

"With this additional order, the WestJet Group will accept delivery of no fewer than 65 aircraft in the next six years, at least 50 will be 737-[MAX] 10 aircraft, furthering our commitment to affordable travel options for Canadians and jobs for our company and the aerospace industry," said WestJet Group Chief Executive Officer Alexis von Hoensbroech. "WestJet's expansion plans are rooted in an enhanced presence in Western Canada and a growth strategy in eastern Canadian communities through increased transcontinental flights and more direct routes to sun and leisure destinations. This will be further strengthened once our Sunwing transaction has been approved."

WestJet's Board of Directors approved the order for state-of-the-art Boeing 737- MAX 10 aircraft, the largest model in Boeing's MAX family. The 737- MAX 10 provides superior economic benefits to any other 737 aircraft in WestJet's fleet, while ensuring simplicity through expected training commonality across the airline's 737 fleet.

"The 737-10 will provide WestJet with additional capacity and unrivalled efficiency as the airline further expands its network of destinations across Canada and internationally. WestJet understands the value of the 737 MAX family, with the 737-[MAX] 10 set to perfectly complement the outstanding capability and flexibility already afforded by the 737- [MAX] 8, along with improved sustainability across its fleet," said Stan Deal, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

"The 737-[MAX] 10 will be a game changer, with one of the lowest costs per seat among mid-range aircraft. This will foster our low-cost positioning and affordability for Canadians. In addition, with its lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions, the 737- [MAX] 10 will further improve the environmental footprint of our fleet," said von Hoensbroech. "Thank you to our Board of Directors, who endorsed both the business and environmental merits of this agreement. It reflects our confidence in our business model and sustained market recovery, as we emerge from the pandemic being one of few airlines at scale that have not drawn any sector-specific government aid."

The WestJet Group's fleet, with an average age under 10 years, is among the youngest of established North American carriers.

Thursday 21 July 2022

Qatar Airways orders 25 MAX jets from Boeing

Qatar Airways signed a deal for 25 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft during the Farnborough International Airshow today.
Qatar Airways signed a deal for 25 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft during the Farnborough International Airshow today.

"We are honoured that Qatar Airways has decided to add Boeing's single-aisle family to its fleet, deepening our relationship with this world-class airline," said Stan Deal, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO. "The 737-10 is ideally suited for Qatar Airways' regional network and will provide the carrier with the most capable, most fuel-efficient aeroplane in its class."

Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 150 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, currently named 'Airport of the Year' by Skytrax World Airport Awards 2022.
Qatar Airways was announced as the 'Airline of the Year' at the 2021 Skytrax World Airline Awards. 

Air Models have a range of aircraft models, including some special 737 MAX models, including this one in the colours of flydubai.  

Other airlines featured include Air ChinaXiamen Air and China Southern 

Monday 18 July 2022

Delta picks Boeing MAX jets over Airbus aircraft

Delta Air Lines, the U.S. mega-carrier has decided to go with the Boeing 737 MAX jet to modernize its single-aisle fleet with a deal that marks a major switch away from Airbus. 

The airline and Boeing announced the agreement at Farnborough International Airshow and is for 100 Boeing 737 MAX 10 Jets with an option for 30 more planes. 

"The Boeing 737-[MAX] 10 will be an important addition to Delta's fleet as we shape a more sustainable future for air travel, with an elevated customer experience, improved fuel efficiency and best-in-class performance," said Ed Bastian, Delta's chief executive officer. "These new aircraft provide superior operating economics and network flexibility, and the agreement reflects our prudent approach to deploying our capital."

Most importantly, Bastian said, "This aircraft will be piloted, served and maintained by the very best professionals in the business, and it's their hard work and dedication to our customers that always sets us apart."

Air Models have a range of aircraft models, including some special 737 MAX models, including this one in the colours of flydubai.  

Other airlines featured include Air ChinaXiamen Air and China Southern 

Delta says it has selected the MAX 10 because the aircraft can cover 99% of its single-aisle routes around the world, seating up to 230 passengers with a maximum range of 3,300 nautical miles. It is also getting a massive discount off list prices for the aircraft, which includes support.

Nearly one-third of the aircraft’s 182 seats will be premium seating, with 20 customers in First Class, 33 in Delta Comfort+ and 129 in Main Cabin. The airline is installing the Boeing Sky Interior, highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, with in-flight entertainment and power ports in every seat; high-speed satellite Wi-Fi throughout the aircraft; and on-demand video content available through Delta Studio. The cabin will also feature LED lighting that enhances the aircraft’s sense of spaciousness and large pivoting overhead bins.

Friday 20 May 2022

International Airlines Group Finalizes Agreement for Up to 150 Boeing's troubled MAX Jets.......

Photo Boeing

Boeing and International Airlines Group confirmed this week that had struck a deal for up to 150 of the firm's troubled MAX jets.  This comprises of an option for 100 jets and a firm order of 50 aircraft, comprising of 737 MAX 8 and MAX 10 models. 

Both the aircraft manufacturer and IAG are seeking to mislead passengers, by dropping the MAX mantle from all publicity over the deal, referring to the planes by just the designation of 737-8 and 737-10. 

IAG had been talking with a European planemaker about a possible mass order however when Airbus refused to reduce by half the cost of each airline, the airline group, which includes British Airways, Aer Lingus and Iberia headed to the U.S. for a deal.

"The addition of new Boeing 737s is an important part of IAG´s short-haul fleet renewal," said Luis Gallego, IAG´s chief executive, who is banking on these jets to enable the group to be net-zero by 2050. Something which many aviation analysts say is not possible. 

IAG is also going to be reducing seat-pitch by cramming in 200 seats to the 737 MAX 8-200 jets which would tie in with rumoured plans to turn all its airlines into a more low-cost model. IAG has said it will seat 230 people in the 737 MAX 10 jets. 

"IAG has invested in a sustainable and profitable future, as both variants will significantly lower operating costs and CO2 emissions," said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Today's agreement for up to 150 aeroplanes, including 100 options, is a welcome addition of the 737 to IAG´s short-haul fleets and reflects our commitment to support the Group's continued network recovery and future growth with Boeing's unrivalled family of aeroplanes."

The 737 MAX variety of aircraft has a chequered history since the two fatal crashes cost the lives of nearly 360 passengers and saw a grounding of the type for nearly two years while Boeing tried to correct the design flaws and manufacturing issues that lead to the two disasters. According to manufacturing reports, some of the MAX jets currently being produced are showing an increased number of flaws or issues as Boeing ramps up production.   

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Thursday 31 March 2022

Ryanair expects €300 million losses this year

The chief executive of budget airline Ryanair has said he expects the airline to have losses of around €300 million at the end of this year, given the current situation and traffic predictions.  Michael O'Leary told news agency Reuters "We will be in the middle of that range" whilst at the Airlines 4 Europe conference today.

The Irishman also said the airline was considering dropping plans to buy the 737 MAX 10 aircraft after a public spat with the U.S. planemaker Boeing over the price. However, he confirmed that a meeting scheduled for next month with Boeing would still take place. 

Thursday 3 March 2022

Alaska Airlines recalibrates Boeing 737-MAX 9 order

Alaska Airlines announced plans this week to change its mainline fleet by adjusting our current 737 MAX 9 aircraft order with Boeing to include the bigger 737 MAX 10 and longer-range 737 MAX 8 jets. According to the airline, these additional 737 models will enhance Alaska's ability to meet specific market requirements with optimal aircraft size and capability.

"We're excited to add these new 737 models to our fleet and continue our upgauging strategy, which maximizes our revenue opportunity with more seats while reducing unit costs," said Nat Pieper, senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances at Alaska Airlines. "This announcement is a further step in our drive toward a single fleet featuring Boeing aircraft and CFM engines – we are very appreciative of their partnerships."

The airline expects to take delivery of its first 737 MAX 8 aeroplanes in the second half of 2023 and the first 737 MAX 10s in early 2024. 

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Tuesday 29 June 2021

United Airlines places the largest aircraft order in its history and the biggest by a single carrier in a decade..........Order's 200 Boeing 737 MAX

The U.S. mega carrier United Airlines confirmed today, Tuesday that it was purchasing 270 new aircraft,   the largest ever aircraft order in its history and the biggest by a single airline in a decade.

The firm is ordering 70 Airbus A321neo aircraft and 200 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, dubbed by some passengers as the 'death jets' following the two high profile Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes that cost the lives of 347 people.
Massive MAX order for Boeing from United

United will be taking  50 737 MAX 8s and 150 737 MAX 10s and all will be fitted with the new style cabin interior which includes seat-back entertainment in every seat, larger overhead bins for every passenger's carry-on bag and the industry's fastest available in-flight WiFi, as well as a bright look-and-feel with LED lighting. The airline expects to fly the first 737 MAX 8 which is currently coming out of storage this summer and begin flying the 737 MAX 10s and the Airbus A321neo in early 2023.

Wednesday 15 January 2020

US budget carrier Allegiant announces big expansion - 3 new cities & 44 nonstop routes

The US budget carrier Allegiant announced 44 new nonstop routes, including 14 routes to three new cities: ChicagoBoston and Houston, in what it calls the carriers largest-ever expansion programme.  

This major addition to service is driven by Allegiant's goal of connecting leisure travellers in underserved cities to popular destinations around the country. Most of the 44 new routes are non-competitive, with no other airline providing service between those airports.
"There is a lot of leisure demand for cities that are regional destinations, and this route expansion will address some of that need," said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue. "Also, this growth is about Allegiant being true to our mission as a company. We're increasing the number of low-cost, affordable travel options for people who may otherwise be priced out of air travel."

Friday 3 January 2020

2019, the year of the century for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

1 century, 10 decades, 100 years

KLM first spread its wings on 7 October 1919 and that means it celebrated its hundredth anniversary during 2019, making it the world’s oldest airline operating under its original name. 

As usual, the carrier unveiled a new Delftware miniature house on its birthday. Huis ten Bosch Palace in The Hague, the home of Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, and their three daughters was chosen and is already a collector's piece. 

That was just one of a number of special celebration the airline had for its 100th birthday.  Take a look at the following video for more on KLM in 2019.

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Wednesday 27 February 2019

Massive order for Boeing from Vietjet

The American planemaker is celebrating another massive order for its 737 Max programme as the rapidly growing Vietnamese airline VietJet inks an order for 100 of the type.

This latest addition to the order book takes the commitment from VietJets for the 737 Max variety of twin jets to 200. Whilst the order had been arranged and agreed some time ago it was only announced with a public signing ceremony today in Hanoi, so United States President Donald Trump and Vietnamese Communist Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong could be there. The order is said to be worth $12.7 billion according to list prices, although the true value is estimated to be just over half that amount.

The deal includes 20 MAX 8s and 80 of the new, larger MAX 10 variant and in ordering 80 MAX 10s, Vietjet becomes the largest Asian customer of the aircraft type. The carrier plans to use the added capacity to meet growing demand across Vietnam, as well as to serve popular destinations throughout Asia.

Tuesday 8 January 2019

Boeing delivered 806 commercial jets in 2018

US Planemaker Boeing delivered 69, 737 aeroplanes in December and set a new annual record of 806 deliveries in 2018, surpassing its previous record of 763 deliveries in 2017. Even as Boeing delivered more jetliners, the company again grew its significant order book with 893 net orders, including 203 aeroplane sales in December.

737 MAX family surpassed 5,000 orders; 777 family exceeded 2,000 orders

Saturday 17 November 2018

The Boeing 737 Max aeroplanes have a 'safety deficiency'........

The Boeing 737 Max aeroplanes have “a potential, significant aviation system safety deficiency” says a leading US pilot union. 

The US Air Line Pilots Association informed the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board that  "the lack of critical safety information being provided to the air carriers and frontline operators is concerning.” The ALPA is the largest US pilots union representing around 61,000 pilots flying for at least 34 airlines in North America is worried about the causes of the crash of the Lion Air Boeing 737 Max last month in Indonesia. In a letter to the authorities, it requested  those working with Boeing “to communicate all relevant information to the operators to ensure the continued safe operation of this aircraft.”

In the last week or so the FAA issued an airworthiness directive about the type which warned operators that erroneous inputs from the aviation anti-stall system’s sensors could lead the aircraft to automatically force its nose to pitch down, regardless of if the autopilot is turned on or off, making it extremely difficult for pilots to regain full control the jet.

The union's letter states “Based on recent reporting about the 737 Max, we are concerned that a potential, significant aviation system safety deficiency exists, and we are writing to ask for your immediate help and assistance in clarifying the issues with respect to the pitch control system of the aircraft,”. The union is also critical of the lack of communication from Boeing regarding the issues, writing that information about “this system was not provided to the frontline airline employees—the flight crews and maintenance technicians - which appears to be a significant information gap.”   

The Indonesian authorities looking into the crash of the Lion Air 737 Max jet that killed all 189 people on board believe the pilots of the aircraft faced an issue that was not addressed in the aircraft’s flight manual. Indeed, the father of one of those killed in the Lion Air crash, Rio Nanda Pratama, has filed a lawsuit against Boeing, alleging it had not adequately warned airlines or its pilots of an unsafe design condition. 

Further emphasising the lack of information provided by Boeing came when major US airline, American, confirmed that it had not been fully aware of some functions of an anti-stall systems on the 737 Max until last week. “We value our partnership with Boeing, but were unaware of some of the functionality of the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) installed on the MAX 8,” an American Airlines spokesperson told the media on Wednesday, November 14th, adding "We must ensure that our pilots are fully trained on procedures and understand key systems on the aircraft they fly.” 

It has been reported that three other operators of the 737 Max variety of aircraft had been unaware of some aspects in the control systems and at least two other incidents of pitching down were being investigated by regulators. 

(Photos Boeing)

Friday 19 October 2018

GOL Renewing Fleet with 135 Boeing 737 MAXs

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, Brazil's largest airline, is renewing its fleet with a massive order of 135 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which should all be delivered by 2028. 

The deal is for 105 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 30 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft with the first three MAX 8 aircraft were delivered to GOL between June and October 2018 and are already operating on commercial flights. The company will add four MAX 8 aircraft to its fleet by the end of 2018, replacing its Next Generation (NG) models.

"We are pleased to be working with Boeing in the renewal of our fleet", says Richard Lark, GOL's chief financial officer. "The additional range of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft allows us to expand our operations abroad and to improve efficiency via a younger and more modern fleet."

Wednesday 29 August 2018

Virgin Australia converts order for 10 MAX 10's

Virgin Australia and aircraft makers Boeing have confirmed that the Australian carrier has converted its ten orders for the 737 MAX 8 to the larger MAX 10 variant.

Virgin Australia Group Chief Financial Officer Geoff Smith said, "We are pleased to be welcoming the 737 MAX 10 aircraft into our expanding fleet in 2022. The addition of the 737 MAX 10 will provide us with additional flexibility and capability to support our network and operations. We are proud to become Australia's first operator of the 737 MAX and we look forward to the opportunities that operating this type of aircraft will open up to us."

Monday 16 July 2018

A rush of orders for Boeing on the first day of Farnborough International Air Show - but are they new?

The US giant manufacturer Boeing proudly announced a huge rush of orders on the first day of the Farnborough International Air Show 2018, with orders coming from various customers including DHL, Jackson Square Aviation, United Airlines, GOL, Goshawk Aviation, TAROM and Qatar. Yet, new orders, they seem not to be.

The freight and package delivery experts DHL order 14 777  Freighter aircraft with an option for 7 further aircraft. Although the order was announced at FIA 2018, it had been made in previous months, Boeing listed the customer as 'Unidentified' on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website. Once the new aircraft are delivered, they will double DHL's fleet of 777 freighter aircraft. 

Qatar Airways operates a fleet of 13 777 Freighters and two 747-8 Freighters and finalised a deal to buy a further five 777 freighters at FIA 2018, with the list price value of $1.7 billion. Again this is deal that had previously been agreed and was announced as a commitment back in April, so is not a new order. "I am delighted to be further enhancing our cargo fleet and adding five Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft," said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker. "In the past 15 years, Qatar Airways Cargo has grown steadily and globally, becoming the third largest in the world. We could not have achieved this success without our resilient relationship with Boeing."

Boeing said that United Airlines has ordered four more 787-9 aeroplanes. The deal, valued at about $1.1 billion per current list prices, was finalized this year and was previously listed as unidentified on the manufacturer's Orders & Deliveries website again, so should not be seen as a new order.

"These new 787 aircraft are another step in our wide-body replacement strategy, and we will continue to roll out new announcements in the future as we implement our comprehensive fleet plan," said Gerry Laderman, United's senior vice president of finance and acting chief financial officer. "The 787 allows us to provide our customers with an industry-leading onboard experience and continues to be a vital part of our fleet."  With this latest purchase, United Airlines has now ordered 55 787 Dreamliners. Nearly half of all 787 customers have placed repeat orders for the aeroplane.

Tuesday 10 April 2018

Previous undisclosed customer of 737 Max 10's confirmed as Lion Air Group

Boeing  confirmed today that a previously unnamed customer of  the US manufacturer's 737 Max 10 aircraft is Lion Air.  

The airline is taking 50 of the new 737 MAX 10 aircraft that the Boeing claims is the most fuel-efficient and profitable single-aisle jet in the aviation industry. The deal has a true value of $4.98 billion and is one of Boeing's largest orders for the  737 Max airframes. 

"Lion Air is very excited to be a launch customer of the latest version of the 737. This aeroplane delivers a new level of fuel efficiency and operating economics and fits in perfectly with our fleet of modern aeroplanes," said Edward Sirait, President Director, the Lion Air Group. "We are proud to continue our tradition of innovation at Lion Air as we again lead the way with new aeroplane technology."