We’ve seen a lot of record breaking orders over the past couple of years here at Boeing. And we saw another one today, thanks to China Eastern Airlines.
In what will be China’s largest-ever purchase for single-aisle airplanes, China Eastern has committed to buying a mix of 80 Next-Generation 737s and 737 MAXs.
Earlier this week, I was at Sea-Tac Airport to greet China Eastern executives as they launched a 777 Freighter venture to transport tons of Northwest cherries to China every week through their subsidiary China Cargo. We have an enduring partnership with China Eastern, one that will grow even stronger with this single-aisle agreement. And later this year, they’ll start taking delivery of 20 777-300ERs.
Today’s news once again shows that our customers control the timing of order announcements—not air show calendars. We thank China Eastern and look forward to being a part of their future growth.