CDB Aviation Lease Finance today announced a new order with a list price value of $3.3 billion for 30 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.
The order by the Dublin, Ireland-based subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing doubles the parent company’s orderbook of the Renton, Washington-produced single-aisle family.
CDB had ordered a total of 30 737NGs, including 27 737-800s and three 737-700s, of which 11 have been delivered so far.
The 737 Max order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer in Boeing's orders and deliveries data.
The re-engined narrowbody is powered by CFM International Leap-1B engines, which are designed to be more fuel-efficient than the CFM56-7B turbofans on the 737NG family.
“The 30 Boeing 737 MAXs in our portfolio provide the competitive advantages of fuel efficiency, reliability and passenger experience [customers] are looking for in the single-aisle airplane,” says Peter Chang, president and chief executive of CDB Aviation.
Boeing has signed up 83 customers for the 737 Max, ordering more than 3,600 aircraft globally.
“We are very pleased to expand our partnership with CDB Aviation with this announcement,” says Rick Anderson, Boeing’s vice-president of Northeast Asia sales.