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EL AL, United Airlines and AZAL among carriers to order Boeings

EL AL, United Airlines and AZAL among carriers to order Boeings

EL AL Israel Airlines has order three Boeing 787 Dreamliners at the 2017 Paris Air Show, firming up additional commitments originally announced in 2015.

Valued at more than $729 million at current list prices, the order includes two 787-8s and one 787-9. EL AL now has six unfilled orders for 787s, with lease agreements in place for a further seven Dreamliners.

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) penned a commitment for four 787-8 Dreamliners, valued at $918 million at list prices.

AZAL president, Jahangir Askerov says: “The decision to order additional 787 Dreamliners represents significant growth opportunities for Azerbaijan Airlines. As one of the leading CIS carriers, we look forward to expanding our network with proven performance capabilities that the 787 provides.”

United Airlines has signed an agreement to convert 100 of its current 737 MAX orders into 737 MAX 10s, becoming the largest single 737 MAX 10 customer in the world. United also announced an order for four additional 777-300ER aircraft.

United Airlines executive vice president and chief financial officer, Andrew Levy says: “The 737 MAX 10 will enable us to continue using larger and more efficient aircraft within our domestic network and better meet the needs of our customers today and into the future.”


Blue Air has ordered six 737 MAX aircraft and the Romanian carrier will also lease a further six 737 MAXs and six Next-Generation 737-800s from Air Lease Corporation.

Okay Airways has ordered 15 737 MAX aircraft, valued at $1.8 billion at current list prices.The order consists of eight 737 MAX 10s and seven 737 MAX 8s.

The airline also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for five 787-9 Dreamliners as part of its long-term fleet strategy and expansion. Okay Airways is headquartered in Beijing with its main hub at Tianjin Binhai International Airport.

Air Lease Corporation signed an MoU for 12 737 MAXs. The MoU includes five 737 MAX 7s and seven 737 MAX 8s.

The 737 MAX is the fastest selling aircraft in Boeing history.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.


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