Boeing and GE Commercial Aviation Services Announce Order for 55 Airplanes
SEATTLE, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing and GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) today announced a 55-airplane order that includes 53 Next-Generation 737-800s and two Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) passenger jetliners.
Congrats to Boeing on a huge order. It's another boost to a staggering backlog on both the 737 and 777 programs. With that being said, what's taking GECAS so long to order 787s? ILFC has placed orders for 74 787s - the chief competitor to the GE aviation leasing arm. Certainly the hesitation at GECAS isn't with with GENx engines which I'm sure they'd love to showcase, so what are they waiting for?