Boeing's 737 Max programme crossed over the 1,000-order mark after Aviation Capital Group (ACG) finalized an order in late December for 60 re-engined single-aisles.

The $6 billion deal at list prices for 50 737 Max 8s and 10 737 Max 9s raises Boeing's total order book for the 737 Max to 1,029 aircraft 15 months after launching the programme.

"Customers are expressing confidence in our ability to deliver improved performance on schedule," says Bob Feldmann, vice president and general manager of the 737 Max programme.

The 737 Max seeks to reduce fuel burn by 13% compared to existing competitors by adding the CFM Leap-1B engine, advanced technology winglets, and a streamlined tail cone.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news