A new Boeing B737-800 has joined its fleet of Oman Air. This new aircraft will be used on short and medium haul routes and has a capacity of 162 seats, with 12 Business class seats of seat pitch 46 inches and 150 Economy class seats with seat pitch 30 inches.
Boeing and CDB Aviation have announced an order for 30 737 MAX 8 airplanes, valued at $3.3 billion at current list prices. Both sides agreed to take this opportunity to broaden communication and strengthen cooperation in various fields, bringing the partnership to a new level.
Boeing marked a milestone earlier as the first 737 MAX 9 made its debut in front of thousands of Boeing employees. The 737 MAX 9 is the second member of Boeing’s industry leading 737 MAX family, with a maximum capacity of 220 passengers and a range of 3,515 nautical miles.
Boeing and SpiceJet have announced a commitment for up to 205 airplanes during an event in New Delhi. Booked at the end of 2016, the announcement includes 100 new 737 MAX 8s, SpiceJet’s current order for 42 MAXs, 13 additional 737 MAXs which were previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website, as well as purchase rights for 50 additional airplanes.
Boeing and Jeju Air announced an order today for three Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, valued at nearly $300 million at current list prices, will become the airline’s first direct-purchased airplanes from Boeing and fuel the airline’s continued expansion within Asia’s rapidly growing air travel market.
Boeing and Travel Service, the Czech airline company that operates scheduled flights under the SmartWings brand, has finalised an order for five 737 8 MAX airplanes. The deal is valued at $550 million at current list prices. Travel Service previously placed an order for three 737 MAXs at the Paris Air Show in 2013 and currently operates a mixed fleet that includes 32 737s.
United Airlines has taken delivery of the company’s first 777-300ER from Boeing in Everett, Washington. The airline’s newest aircraft type features the all-new United Polaris business class seat and will start regularly scheduled service in February 2017.
Boeing and Iran Air finalised an agreement for 80 aircraft that includes 50 737 MAX 8s, 15 777-300ERs and 15 777-9s, valued at $16.6 billion at list prices. Based on its memorandum of agreement with Iran Air announced in June, the contract was reached within the terms of the US government license issued to Boeing in September.
Boeing has started final assembly of the first 787-10 Dreamliner, marking another on-time milestone for the development program. The first 787-10 will cycle through Boeing South Carolina’s Final Assembly facility as all major sections are joined, interior and exterior components completed, power turned on and production tests begin.
United States president-elect Donald Trump has called for the scrapping of multi-billion dollar plans for Boeing to build a new Air Force One. In a tweet to followers he branded the cost of the project “ridiculous and totally out of control”. Boeing shares immediately dropped one per cent following the comments. The US government signed a deal with Boeing earlier this year to build a new aircraft to fly the president once the current one reaches the end of its service life.