Day of the MAX

Day 2 of the Paris Air Show turned out to be the Day of the 737 MAX.

We kicked things off in a big way when AerCap announced an order for 100 MAX 8s. This is the first 737 MAX order for AerCap and we welcome them to the family.

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Celebrating with AerCap at Le Bourget. Marian Lockhart photo.

SMBC Aviation Capital was next with an order for 10 MAX 8s. This adds to their 2014 order for 80 MAX 8s.

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The afternoon saw back to back MAX announcements from our customers in China. Ruili Airlines committed to purchase 30 MAXs, followed by Minsheng Financial Leasing signing a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase of 30 737s, a mix of NGs and MAXs.

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Signing ceremony for Ruili Airlines. Photo by Marian Lockhart.

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Minsheng signed an MOU for a mix of 737s.

We ended the day with Korean Air announcing their intent to purchase 30 737 MAXs and two additional 777-300ERs— along with options for an additional 20 MAXs.

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Korean Air announced an intent to purchase 30 MAXs and two more 777-300ERs. Marian Lockhart photo.

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And while it might be outside the MAX theme of this blog, I want to thank Sriwijaya Air for formally announcing their order for two 737-900ERs. It marks the first all-new airplane purchase for the Indonesian airline and included a letter of intent to exercise options for up to 20 additional 737s.

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Sriwijaya Air signs for 737s. Marian Lockhart photo.

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I’ll leave you with a few more photos from the 787-9 flying display. Enjoy.

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Comments (1)

Norman Garza (Long Beach, CA):

The 737 MAX I think is the winner of the whole air show in orders and the 787, the winner in steep takeoffs, well done.

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