On November 9, Boeing and CDB Aviation announced that they have finalized an order for forty-two 737 MAX 8s, ten 737 MAX 10s and eight 787-9 Dreamliners amounting to $7.4 billion at current list prices.
The deal was first announced as a Memorandum of Understanding at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The order also includes a conversion of six 737 MAX 8 orders, to the 737 MAX 10.
CDB Aviation is a leading Chinese-owned leasing company based in Dublin, Ireland that was part of the launch operators for the newest MAX family aircraft – the 737 MAX 10. It operates a fleet of more than 300 aircraft.
“The 737 MAX and the 787 Dreamliner are some of the most advanced, most fuel-efficient airplanes in the world today,” said CDB Aviation President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Chang. “We’re confident that the reliability, efficiency and superior economics of the MAX and Dreamliner families will be very appealing to our customers.”
“Being one of the launch customers of the MAX 10 and bringing the MAX family’s orders over the 4,000 milestone further demonstrates CDB Aviation’s steadfast efforts to advance its global mission and deliver the latest technology aircraft to current and prospective customers,” added Chang.