India’s Jet Airways has ordered 75 Boeing 737
Max aircraft, including options and purchase rights for an
additional 50 aircraft.
The 737 Max incorporates the latest
technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines as well as Advanced
The transaction will be completely
financed and managed through a sale and leaseback arrangement when
Jet Airways takes delivery of the aircraft from 2018.
Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet
Airways said, “This order is an endorsement of our confidence in
the long-term prospects of the Indian aviation sector, which
reflects the positive forecast for the country’s economy, and
offers tremendous potential for growth and development. Jet Airways has led the path in Indian aviation, providing
enhanced connectivity between domestic and international sectors.
We are aligned with the Government of India’s mission to provide
affordable air connectivity to the people across the country.”
Jet Airways currently has a fleet
of 115 aircraft.
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