Boeing Commercial Airplanes reported two significant orders from Chinese buyers, timed to coincide with a recent US presidential trade mission to China and Southeast Asia.
"Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive Kevin McAllister added".
The order, first announced at the Paris air show in June, is valued at $2.2 billion at list prices. The value is pegged at $7.4 billion.
Based in Dublin, CDB Aviation operates is a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., LTD (CDB Leasing), which has a fleet strength of over 300 aircrafts. "The 737 MAX 8's ability to fly further than the competition while using less fuel is one of many reasons why customers - including ALAFCO - have helped make the 737 MAX the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history".
"The 737 MAX and the 787 Dreamliner are some of the most advanced, most fuel-efficient airplanes in the world today", stated CDB Aviation president and CEO Peter Chang.
Kuwait-based ALAFCO, a global provider of commercial aircraft leasing products, now has 40 737 MAXs on order. "We're confident that the reliability, efficiency and superior economics of the MAX and Dreamliner families will be very appealing to our customers".