Seattle - The Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has ordered eight more Boeing 737 MAX 8. The American aircraft leasing company previously bought 130 copies of the Boeing's highly popular airliner.

This last order, which is valued by Boeing at almost $939 million at list prices, takes ALC's 737 MAX order book to 138 copies. According to the Air Lease Corporation, the demand for the Boeing 737 MAX is coming from its growing customer base. The highly economical aircraft is the successor of the current generation of Boeing 737s on many airlines.

These aircraft perfectly fit ALC's and our airline lessees' growing need for additional 737 Max 8 aircraft. Our success in Max placements to date speaks to the strong market demand for these aircraft,
said John Poerschke, executive vice president of ALC.

Boeing sold so far more than 4,300 737 MAX family aircraft. The first device was delivered to Malaysia-based low-cost carrier Malindo Air in May 2017.

At the moment more than one hundred 737 MAX aircraft are in service at various airline operators across the world. To date, ALC has delivered more than 40 737 MAX aircraft to its clients.