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31 July 2012

News - Boeing reveal £4.65bn order


By Ben Turner @ 11:23 :: 1015 Views :: 0 Comments :: Article Rating
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Planemaking company Boeing has announced a huge £4.65 billion order for new aircraft. Revealing the deal at the Farnborough Air Show, Seattle-based Boeing said US aircraft leading company Air Lease Corporation (ALC) was ordering 75 planes, according to MSN Money.

ALC has placed a firm order for 60 of Boeing's 737 MAX 8s and for 15 737 MAX 9s with reconfirmation rights for 25 more 737 MAX planes.

The 737 is often described as the "workhorse of the skies" and the 737 MAX is a new-engine variant of what is the world's best-selling aircraft. The MAX is more fuel-efficient than planes of its kind.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive Ray Conner said: "The ALC leadership team has an excellent record of placing Boeing airplanes with airlines worldwide.

Also at Farnborough, Boeing's rival Airbus, whose planes' wings are made in the UK, announced that its future A330 aircraft would be able to fly on longer routes.

 

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