Chinese carrier Ruili Airlines has tentatively signed for 20 Boeing 737 Max jets.

The airline disclosed the agreement, the subject of a memorandum of understanding, during the Paris air show.

Boeing has not detailed the specific variant selected by the Kunming-based carrier.

It says Ruili operates 14 737s on 28 domestic routes.

Ruili general manager Xie Jinguo says the Max is a "compelling aircraft" for the airline's domestic and regional operations.

Boeing has yet to finalise the deal but values it at $2.2 billion at catalogue prices.

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