GE Capital Aviation Services has ordered another 75 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, worth $8.25 billion at list prices.
The order will grow the lessor's 737 Max order book to 170 aircraft, says the airframer. The order was booked in December and announced today.
“These new orders will enable GECAS to serve our clients’ needs - assisting in managing their fleets, transitioning aircraft and providing new equipment,” says Alec Burger, GECAS president and chief executive. “Our customers want the latest technology and fuel efficiency, and the CFM International LEAP-1B engines on these aircraft deliver outstanding productivity and reliability in the single-aisle market.”
The latest order is the third 737 Max deal from the lessor. GECAS firmed up an order for 75 737 Max 8 aircraft in 2012, and was subsequently identified as the customer behind another 20 737 Max 8s in 2014.
Boeing has so far logged 3,419 orders for the 737 Max, it says.