Norwegian submits Ex-Im request for 737-800 deliveries

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Norwegian Air Shuttle has submitted an application with the US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) to receive financing guarantees to support the delivery of its Boeing 737 deliveries, according to the export credit agency's minutes on the request.

The Oslo-based low-cost airline has 64 737-800 aircraft on order with seven units expected this year. It also holds orders for 14 737 Max 8 aircraft, which deliver in 2017.

No further details were available about the carrier's financing request.

Separately, Flightglobal Pro reported last month that Norwegian is in talks with Boeing about a future 787-9 order ideally with delivery slots in 2015.

The airline - which is due to receive the first of eight Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-powered 787-8s this summer - is eyeing the -9 as part of its plans to expand low-cost, long-haul operations.