Mon, 12 December 2016

Iran Air Signs Agreement for 80 Boeing Aircraft

Iran Air has signed an agreement with Boeing for 80 aircraft that includes 50 B737 MAX 8s, 15 B777-300ERs and 15 B777-9s.

The aircraft are valued at US$16.6 billion at list prices, and the first deliveries are scheduled for 2018.

The agreement with Iran Air will support tens of thousands of U.S. jobs directly associated with production and delivery of the 777-300ERs, and nearly 100,000 U.S. jobs in the U.S. aerospace value stream over the full course of deliveries. 

The 737 MAX, which incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements, will be 14% more fuel efficient than today's Next-Generation B737s. The first 737 MAX is scheduled to enter service in 2017.

The 777X will include new engines, an all-new composite wing and will leverage technologies from the 787 Dreamliner. The first 777X is scheduled to enter service in 2020.

See also: HD Video of a Boeing Media Presentation: Boeing Forecasts Demand for 4,880 New Aircraft in South East Asia and Oceania.

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