Boeing: SpiceJet Announce Deal for up to 205 Airplanes
New aircraft with 20 percent lower fuel use than first 737NG
New Delhi, January 13, 2017: Boeing and SpiceJet announced today a commitment for up to 205 airplanes during an event in New Delhi.
Booked at the end of 2016, the announcement includes 100 new 737 MAX8s, SpiceJet’s current order for 42 MAXs, 13 additional 737 MAXs which were previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website, as well as purchase rights for 50 additional airplanes.
“With the next generation of 737 and the 737 MAX we are sure that we can be competitive and grow profitably,” said Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet. The airline, an all-Boeing jet operator, currently operates 32 737 NGs (Next-Generation) in its fleet.
“We are honored to build upon more than a decade of partnership with SpiceJet with their commitment of up to 205 airplanes,” said Ray Conner, Vice Chairman, The Boeing Company. “The economics of the 737 MAXs will allow SpiceJet to profitably open new markets, expand connectively within India and beyond, and offer their customers a superior passenger experience.”
The 737 MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.
The new airplane will deliver 20 percent lower fuel consumption than the first Next-Generation 737s and the lowest operating costs in its class.