Jakarta - Indonesian low-cost carrier Lion Air confirms 50 Boeing 737 MAX 10. The deal is valued at approximately $6.24 billion at list prices. It is the largest incremental order to date of the MAX 10 variant.
Lion Air very excited to be a launch customer of the latest version of the 737. This airplane delivers a new level of fuel efficiency and operating economics and fits in perfectly with our fleet of modern airplanes,said Edward Sirait, President Director of the Lion Air Group.
We are proud to continue our tradition of innovation at Lion Air as we again lead the way with new airplane technology,he added.
Lion Air is among the first customers of the Boeing's MAX family. The airline first ordered the 737 MAX 8 in 2012 and later extended its order to 201 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9.
Boeing has already delivered eight aircraft from these orders to the airlines of the Lion Air Group. The first 737 MAX 8 went to the subsidiary Malindo Air. The first 737 MAX 9 is in service at Thai Lion Air since March 2018.
Lion Air had signed a letter of intent for 50 237-seater 737 MAX 10 at the Paris Air Show 2017. The company announced that the order commitment was converted to a firm order.
The 737 MAX family offer about 130 to 230 seats with a flight range up to 3,850 nautical miles (7,130 kilometers). These jets incorporate the latest CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, the Boeing Sky Interior, large flight deck displays and other features to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.
The 737 MAX 10 is the largest variant in the family. At 43.8 m (143 ft 8 in) long, the airplane can accommodate up to 230 passengers and offer airlines the lowest seat-mile cost ever in a single-aisle aircraft.
The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling aircraft family in Boeing's history. The MAX family accumulated more than 4,400 orders from 96 customers worldwide.