Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has signed a new acquisition agreement for 40 737 MAX 8 jets with Boeing. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery between 2027 and 2028 and expand the original order to 80 jets.
“We are pleased to continue to build on our existing relationship with Boeing, with this 40-aircraft incremental order for the fuel-efficient Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The incremental aircraft takes our total 737 MAX 8 orderbook with Boeing to 80 aircraft,” said David Walton, Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer.
“We are proud that BOC Aviation continues to invest in the 737-8 with its industry-leading versatility and ability to fly almost any short and medium-haul market profitably,” said Ryan Weir, vice president of Global Leasing Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The new deal for the 737 MAX significantly expands the backlog of the single-aisle jet family after a difficult period caused by two fatal accidents that forced Boeing to withhold the entire fleet until it proved the aircraft was safe for revenue flights.
As of November, Boeing had 4,236 orders pending for delivery of the 737 MAX family, 37 of them to BOC Aviation.