Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, have finalized an order for 75 737 MAX airplanes, the companies said.
The confirmed order is for 55 MAX 8s and 20 MAX 10s, with options for 20 additional MAX 8s.
The agreement, announced as a memorandum of understanding at the 2017 Paris Air Show, is valued at nearly USD 11 billion at list prices including the 75 firm and 20 option aircraft.
Launched at the 2017 Paris Air Show, the MAX 10 will have the lowest seat-mile cost of any single-aisle airplane. The new airplanes will bolster Avolon´s airplane portfolio to meet growing customer demand in the narrow-body market segment.
Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Avolon is one of the world´s aircraft leasing firms, with an owned, managed and committed fleet of 915 aircraft as of September 30, 2017. Avolon also has the youngest owned fleet amongst the top three lessors and an order book of exclusively new technology aircraft.
The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, having surpassed 4,000 total orders from 92 customers. 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.
Headquartered in Ireland, with offices in the United States, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Avolon provides aircraft leasing and lease management services. Avolon is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Bohai Capital Holding Co., Ltd., a Chinese public company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SLE: 000415). Avolon is the world´s third largest aircraft leasing business with a pro-forma owned, managed and committed fleet, as of 30 September, 2017 of 915 aircraft.