ALAFCO orders 20 737 MAX 8s

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance company (ALAFCO) finalized an order for 20 additional 737 MAX 8s, doubling the lessor´s order book for the MAX airplane, the company said.

Kuwait-based ALAFCO, a global provider of commercial aircraft leasing products, now has 40 737 MAXs on order. The deal, valued at USD 2.2 billion at current list prices, was announced as a commitment at the Paris Air Show.

The 737 MAX family offers the greatest flexibility, reliability and efficiency in the single-aisle market, with eight percent lower operating costs than its main competitor.

The 737 MAX has surpassed 4,000 total orders to date. The MAX family 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.