Officials from Boeing and India's international airline Jet Airways have announced a new order for 75 737 MAX airplanes. The specific version was not identified.
Jet Airways announced its first order for 75 MAX airplanes in 2015 as part of a strategy to refresh its fleet with modern and environmentally progressive airplanes. The newest order supports the airline's future expansion. Jet Airways is set to take direct delivery of its first MAX airplane later this year.
“Our new order for the additional 75 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will allow us to deliver a differentiated and world class customer experience to our guests,” said Vinay Dube, CEO, Jet Airways. “This additional order reemphasizes our trust and confidence in Boeing and also reaffirms our commitment to operate extremely modern, reliable, and fuel-efficient aircraft as part of our fleet.”
The Jet Airways group currently operates a fleet of 120 aircraft, comprising Boeing 777-300 ERs, Next Generation Boeing 737s, Airbus A330-200/300s, and ATR 72-500/600s.
The 737 MAX single-aisle family of airplanes offers about 130 to 230 seats with the ability to fly up to 3,850nm (7,130km). The jets incorporate CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, the Boeing Sky Interior, and large flight deck displays.
To date, the 737 MAX has more than 4,400 orders from 96 customers worldwide.