Olso based, Norwegian Air Shuttle, one of the largest operators of the Boeing 737, has given the US airframer its first European order for the new 737 MAX airplane.
Norwegian and Boeing have announced a firm order for 100 fuel-efficient 737 MAX airplanes and 22 Next-Generation 737-800s. The total order is valued at $11.4 billion at list prices and represents the largest-ever Boeing order from a European airline.
At 16 million passengers, Norwegian has grown to become the third-largest low-cost airline in Europe today. The carrier currently operates a fleet of 48 737-800s and 14 737-300s. With today’s announcement, the carrier’s order backlog with Boeing increases to 184 airplanes, including 100 737 MAX, 78 737-800, and six 787 Dreamliners.
Norwegian Air Shuttle, has close relations with Boeing. It was one of the launch customers for the Boeing Sky Interior (pictured left) and has been receiving landmark deliveries of 737 aircraft. It received the 6000th Boeing 737 built, the 200th SkyInterior fitted 737, and more recently the first aircraft from the increased rate (35 a month) production line.