GE Capital Aviation Orders 40 Boeing 737 Aircraft
GE Capital Aviation Services announced an order for 40 Boeing 737 aircraft, valued at $3.9 billion at list prices, on Monday. The order consists of 20 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, and 20 Boeing Next Generation 737-800 aircraft.
Gecas, which leases aircraft to airlines, said that a major reason for the order was that its “airline customers require more fuel-efficient aircraft to compete in the marketplace.”
With the order, Gecas’ total number of Boeing 737 Max aircraft on order comes to 95, while its total number of Next Generation 737s comes to 387.
The Max 8 will be 13% more fuel-efficient than the current most fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft. It will have new Leap-1B engines, a redesigned tail cone, and new winglets that will reduce fuel use.
The Boeing 737-800 is part of the 737 Next Generation family that is promised to consist of the -600, -700, -800, and -900 models of the aircraft. It is the third generation of the 737 and has been produced since 1996. It can be configured to seat 162 passengers in a two-class layout, or up to 189 in one class.
(Photo: Accura Media Group)