Virgin Australia has become the first Australian airline to finalize an order for the new 737 MAX. Boeing and Virgin Australia recently finalized a firm order for 23 fuel-efficient 737 MAX airplanes with options for four additional 737 MAX airplanes. The airline also reconfirmed the purchase of three Next-Generation 737-800s from a previous order, putting the total order valued to more than $2.4 billion at Boeing list prices.
The 737 MAX will deliver big savings with its CFM International LEAP-1B engines, reducing fuel use by an additional 13 percent over today's most fuel-efficient single-aisle airplanes. The aircraft’s more efficient structural design, less engine thrust and less required maintenance also add up to substantial cost advantages for airline customers.
Boeing congratulates Lion Air for selecting the 787 Dreamliner and looks forward to finalizing this order.