Chicago - Boeing records 75 new orders for the 737 MAX. The Indian Jet Airways has turned the option of 75 aircraft into a firm order. Southwest Airlines is also interested in buying more 737 MAX.
In India, the 737 continues to sell well. The deal is the conversion of a purchase option to a firm order in addition to a similar number of 737 MAX 8 that was announced at the Dubai Air Show in 2015.
It will be for the next five years, so 2018 to 2023, to take delivery of all 150 aircraft,said chief executive Vinay Dube.
Another carrier, Southwest Airlines wants to use tax breaks to invest in its fleet. The clear option is to buy more 737 MAX, according to the boss Gary Kelly. The airline may therefore need up to 500 new aircraft in the long term.
Southwest still holds 226 orders for the 737 MAX (196 MAX 8 and 30 MAX 7). The airline is already operating fourteen 737 MAX 8. In January 2018, the US carrier converted an option of 40 MAX 8 into a firm order, which will be delivered between 2019 and 2025.
On the other hand, the delivery of 23 MAX 7 has been postponed to the years 2023 and 2024.