Boeing, BOC Aviation announce order for 82 airplanes
The order, valued at $8.8 billion at list prices, is the largest in BOC Aviation's 20-year history and part of the Singapore-based leasing company's effort to grow its portfolio of fuel-efficient airplanes.
"Following the successful placement of the 50 Next Generation 737 aircraft that we ordered in 2006, this is a continuation of our commitment to be responsive to airline customers which are expanding or replacing older fleets," said Robert Martin, managing director and chief executive officer, BOC Aviation.
The order adds to BOC Aviation's fleet, which is among the youngest in the leasing industry with an average of less than four years.
"BOC Aviation has established a proven track record in the airplane leasing industry," said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The Next-Generation 737-800 is the best-selling version of the highly successful Next-Generation 737 family, because of its ability to deliver outstanding, dependable operational and financial performance across the widest wide range of missions. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest-technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.
The 777-300ER extends the 777 family's span of capabilities, bringing twin-engine efficiency and reliability to the long-range market. The airplane can fly up to 7,825 nautical miles (14,490 kilometers) and is equipped with GE90-115BL engines, the world's most powerful commercial jet engine. ■