Boeing discloses new order for 50 737 Max

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Boeing today announced a new order for 50 737 Max aircraft by an unidentified customer, raising the overall backlog for the re-engined narrowbody to 1,235 aircraft.

Boeing did not specify the variant of the 737 Max family involved in the order. An order for 50 737-8 Max aircraft would be valued at $5.03 billion at list prices.

The new order was revealed quietly on the weekly update to Boeing's web site showing orders and deliveries for all of its commercial aircraft.

The deal raises Boeing's net orders for next generation 737 and 737 Max aircraft so far this year to 203.

The 737 Max is scheduled to enter service in 2017 with CFM Leap-1B turbofans, advanced winglets and several other enhancements aimed at reducing fuel consumption by 16%.