Now that we’re more than halfway through 2012, I thought it would be a good time to look at where things stand. This week, our total net orders for the year hit 700. It’s a great spot for us to be in as we continue our push to turn 737 MAX commitments into orders.
Just today, SilkAir committed to buy 31 737 MAXs and 23 Next-Generation 737-800s. The airline is the regional wing of Singapore Airlines. When it becomes official, the order will be the largest in SilkAir’s history.
A 737 MAX in SilkAir livery.
In a news release, SilkAir Chief Executive Marvin Tan said the new airplanes will help maintain the airline’s annual double-digit percentage growth rates through the end of this decade and beyond.
“The selection of the B737 follows detailed evaluations and extensive negotiations with both Airbus and Boeing. The order will enable us to maintain a young and modern fleet, with an aircraft that has a proven track record of strong customer appeal, excellent reliability and low operating costs.”
We thank SilkAir for their confidence in our products and look forward to partnering with them as they grow their fleet for the future.