Boeing has identified Aviation Capital Group as the holder of 35 commitments for Boeing's 35 737 Max aircraft, following Lion Air which announced a record commitment for 201 earlier in the day.
The commitment by ACG makes it the first identified lessor of the 737 Max and is coupled with a firm order for 20 737-800 aircraft.
ACG has ordered or committed to a total of 151 Boeing aircraft to date, including 111 Next Generation 737s, five 787s and 35 737 MAXs.
The lessor announced 15 November at the Dubai air show it would purchase 30 Airbus A320neos, joining American Airlines as customers ordering re-engined narrowbodies from both Boeing and Airbus.
The lessor is the third customer of nine to publicly commit to the CFM International Leap-1B-powered 737. Only ACG, American Airlines and Lion Air have identified themselves as holding commitments for the updated narrrowbody.
Boeing says it has accumulated commitments for 700 737 Max aircraft since the aircraft's launch in late-August.
Source: Air Transport Intelligence news