Lion Air and Boeing finalised (14-Feb-2012) a firm order for 201 LEAP-1B-powered 737 MAXs and CFM56-7B-powered 29 737-900ERs. The agreement, first announced in Nov-2011, also includes purchase rights for an additional 150 aircraft. Lion Air founder and president director Rusdi Kirana said the carrier will "be the first airline in Asia to fly the 737 MAX and to be the global launch customer of the 737 MAX 9". With orders for 230 aircraft valued at USD22.4 billion at list prices, the agreement is "the largest commercial airplane order ever in Boeing's history by both dollar value and total number of airplanes". CFM said the LEAP-1B engine order for the 201 737 MAX 9 is valued at approximately USD4.8 billion at list price and the CFM56-7B engine order to power the 29 73-900ERs is valued at USD580 million at list price. Lion Air, Indonesia's largest private airline, currently operates or has on order a total of 178 737NGs. [more - original PR - Boeing] [more - original PR - CFM]
Lion Air finalises firm order for up to 380 737s, marks largest commercial order in Boeing history
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