Boeing and Aviation Capital Services announced a commitment to purchase 35 737 MAX aircraft. The total value of these jets is about $3.5 billion. The first delivery in the network of this contract is scheduled for 2018, Boeing’s press-service reports. AEX.ru
At present Aviation Capital Services has no contracts on leasing of aircraft. The company will work with all the interested carriers from Russia, CIS Region and foreign countries.
«This is one of the largest agreements at the Russian market of aircraft leasing, - said CEO of Russian Technologies State Corporation, Sergey Chemezov. – At present we are analyzing the possible aspects and consequences of the agreement’s implementation. We are confident that this matter will be clinched in the nearest future. Wearetalkingaboutthemostadvancedjets. The world-class companies are only starting to use these technologies. Russia will be one of the first countries, where the carriers will have an access to the innovative solutions providing significant increase of profitability, flight safety and comfort».
«It is the first commitment to purchase 35 737 MAX aircraft in the Eastern Europe, one of the fastest-growing regions in terms of air transportation, - said president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Ray Conner. - We are proud of the confidence that Aviation Capital Services has placed in the 737 MAX, which will deliver unsurpassed fuel efficiency to its customers in the single-aisle market as well as improved environmental performance».
«We are interested in the most progressive and innovative projects at the global market, - said CEO of Aviation Capital Services, Roman Pakhomov. – Aviation Capital Services will help Boeing gain greater understanding of the needs of the local carriers. And we will gain an access to the state-of-the-art technologies, thus, we would be able to meet the requirements of our leading airlines».
“The 737 MAX is developed on the basis of the world's best-selling aircraft – Boeing 737. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest-technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines to deliver the 13% fuel-use improvement over today's most fuel efficient single-aisle jets and an 8% operating cost per seat advantage over potential rivals. To date, Boeing has received orders and commitments for over 1000 737 MAXs from 16 companies all over the world”, - Boeing noted.