13-Jul-2012 12:38 PM

Boeing announces historic 737 order from United Airlines, covers 150 737s including 100 737 MAX 9s

United Continental Holdings and Boeing announced (12-Jul-2012) an order for 150 737 aircraft, including 100 of the new 737 MAX 9. The aircraft will be powered by GE Aviation LEAP-1B engines under a USD5.0 billion order which includes a 12-year long-term service agreement. United, the world's largest airline by traffic, is the latest carrier to choose the newest member of the 737 family, which has now eclipsed 10,000 orders overall. The deal, worth USD14.7 billion at list prices, also includes 50 737-900ERs. United is the North American launch customer for the 737 MAX 9. The order continues the momentum for the 737 MAX, which now has more than 1200 orders and commitments from 18 customers. Counting all variants, the 737 programme now stands at 10,039 orders, further cementing the 737 as the undisputed best-selling jetliner in the world. The 737-900ER and 737 MAX 9 ordered by United can seat up to 180 passengers and feature the new Boeing Sky Interior. [more - original PR] [more - original PR - II] [more - original PR III]

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