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Paris Air Show: Orders start to come in for Boeing

Boeing 737-10 on approach (Image: Nick Harding / Max Thrust Digital)

Boeing 737-10 on approach (Image: Max Thrust Digital)

US aerospace giant may have been initially overshadowed by the record-breaking Airbus order on Day 1 of the show but orders are now starting to come in for the Seattle-based airframer.

Air Algerie was among the first to order with commitments for eight Boeing 737 Max 9 jets and two 737-800 freighter aircraft.

“This order will contribute to the development of the Air Algérie fleet,” said Yacine Benslimane, general manager of Air Algérie. “This acquisition is part of Air Algérie’s fleet extension strategy through the purchase of new aircraft.”

Leasing specialist Avolon was also on the orders list with a request for 40 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, its first 737 Max order since 2017.

“Today’s announcement reaffirms our long-standing partnership with Boeing and our support for their 737 MAX program. We are confident in the long-term demand from our customers for the 737 MAX, and this order extends our delivery pipeline out to 2030,” said Andy Cronin, CEO, Avolon. “The transitioning of the global fleet to more fuel-efficient new-technology aircraft is a priority for our industry, and we are looking to play a leading role by supporting airlines achieving their sustainability objectives.”

Whilst there has been no orders on the same scale as Airbus, Boeing will surely be happy with getting some announcements out on Day 2 of the show.

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