The Boeing Company announced Wednesday an order by Aviation Capital Group (ACG) for 60 737 MAX airplanes. ACG's order, consisting of 50 737 MAX 8s and 10 737 MAX 9s, was finalized in December. The 737 MAX has now accumulated more than 1,000 orders to date.
"The 737 MAX enables us to offer our customers airplanes that provide the fuel efficiency, reliability and passenger comforts needed to grow in tomorrow's marketplace,” said Denis Kalscheur, chief executive officer of ACG. The order is worth $6 billion at current list prices.
The Next-Generation 737 is the most fuel-efficient and reliable single-aisle airplane today with an eight percent per-seat operating cost advantage over the nearest competitor, Boeing said in a company press release. Equipped with new LEAP-1B engines from CFM International and improvements such as the Advanced Technology Winglet, the MAX reduces fuel burn and CO2 emissions by 13 percent while maintaining the eight percent operating cost advantage over future competition.
With ACG's order, the 737 MAX has orders for 1,029 airplanes from airlines and leasing companies worldwide.
"Reaching 1,000 orders in just over a year's time from our first order validates the exceptional value the 737 MAX offers our customers," said Bob Feldmann, vice president and general manager, 737 MAX.
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