Paris Air Show Day 2 Sees Orders for Boeing 737 Maxs and Airbus A321s

By Paul Riegler on 16 June 2015
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DSC_0505After a busy first day that saw hundreds of orders for new aircraft placed, the Paris Air Show continued Tuesday.

Boeing received an order for 100 737 Max 8 jets from aircraft lessor AerCap.  Valued at $10.7 billion at current list prices, the deal is the single biggest contract by volume at the show.

Korean Air will purchase 30 737 Max and two additional 737-300ER jetliners from Boeing in a deal valued at $3.9 billion that includes options for an additional 20 737 Maxs.

The Chicago-based plane maker also announced a deal with SMBC Aviation Capital, also a lessor, for 10 737 Max 8s.  Last year, the company placed what was the largest ever single order for 737 Max jets by a lessor, putting the total number it has on order at 90.

Boeing says that the 737 Max is 20% more fuel-efficient that the first Next-Generation 737.

Meanwhile, Airbus announced that Korean Air had signed a memorandum of understanding for 50 A321 jets.  That deal is worth more than $6 billion at list price.

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