Farnborough 2018: Romanian Air Transport orders five 737 MAX 8 planes from Boeing

Farnborough 2018: Romanian Air Transport orders five 737 MAX 8 planes from Boeing

Boeing and Romanian Air Transport (Tarom), the national carrier of Romania, have signed an order for five 737 MAX 8 airplanes.

The order is valued at $586 at current list prices.

“This is an exciting time for Tarom as we upgrade our fleet and build strong partnerships that will benefit all of our passengers,” said Wolff Werner-Wilhelm, Tarom Airlines chief executive.

“The 737 MAX will provide our customers with exceptional performance, reliability and efficiency, with an extended range that will enable us to better serve our current routes and open new markets.

“This new acquisition represents a true statement of change for Tarom.”

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The 737 MAX 8 incorporates the latest CFM International LEAP-1B engines, winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency and reliability in the single-aisle airplane market.

The jet also features the Boeing Sky Interior, which provides larger overhead bins and other comforts to elevate the passenger experience.

“We are delighted that Tarom is joining the 737 MAX family as they grow their fleet and expand their network,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing for Boeing.

“When combined with support from our Boeing Global Services team, the MAX 8 will enable Tarom to offer a consistent and exceptional passenger experience while maximising revenue potential at the best cost per seat in the industry.”

The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history with more than 4,600 orders from 100 customers worldwide.