15 OCTOBER 2012
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Coinciding virtually with the delivery of the first Charleston built 787 Dreamliner (for Air India) Boeing has come up with a surge of orders for the new 737 MAX. For this year at least it remains comfortably ahead of Airbus in terms of fixed business. With 1,414 firm commitments to date the A320 Neo remains well in front of its Boeing rival, nevertheless the MAX is slowly but surely catching up with 858 sold.
The largest of three orders in the last week or so was by GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, finalising a firm purchase for 75 of the MAX variant of the 737 plus 10 Next-Generation 737-800s. The deal was not a surprise, notification given publically at the Farnborough Airshow in July.
Sixty was the number of 737 MAX aircraft required by Brazil’s GOL airlines, said to be the largest single aircraft order in South America's aviation history.
Finally Alaska Airlines announced that it was taking 20 737 MAX 8s, 17 737 MAX 9s and 13 Next-Generation 737-900ERs. www.boeing.com/commercial
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