American airframer Boeing has announced an order for 75 737 MAX 8 airplanes from full service carrier Jet Airways at the Dubai Airshow today.
The order which was previously attributed to an unidentified customer includes conversions of 25 Next-Generation 737s to 737 MAX 8s, as well as options and purchase rights for an additional 50 aircraft. The order is the largest placed by the airline in it’s entire history.
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 66 Boeing 737’s with an average fleet age of just over six years.
Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways
“Incorporating the latest design and technology features, the highly efficient 737 MAX will allow us to drive our operational efficiency and reaffirms our commitment to providing a best-in-class full service travel experience to our guests, This order is an endorsement of our confidence in the long-term prospects of the Indian aviation sector, which reflects the positive forecast for the country’s economy and offers tremendous potential for growth and development.”
Ray Conner, President and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
“Boeing is proud that Jet Airways will be the first airline in India to take delivery of the 737 MAX,” The 737 MAX will bring new standards for fuel efficiency and economics, and a premium passenger experience to Jet Airways.”