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Malaysia Airlines orders up to 50 737 MAX from Boeing

Staff Writer |
Boeing and Malaysia Airlines announced an order for 25 737 MAX 8 airplanes, valued at $2.75 billion at current list prices.

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The order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer, also includes purchase rights for additional 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 airplanes.

The Malaysian national carrier has operated almost every derivative of the 737 airplane family and took delivery of its 100th 737 in December 2014. Malaysia Airlines currently operates 56 737-800s.

The 737 MAX will deliver 20 percent lower fuel use than the first Next-Generation 737s and the lowest operating costs in its class – 8 percent per seat less than its nearest competitor.

The new single-aisle airplane incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.

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