PARIS, June 22 Airbus conceded defeat to arch-rival Boeing at the Paris Airshow on Thursday as a last-minute haul of nearly 100 orders, including new interest from Iran, failed to close a gap opened up by the launch of Boeing's new 737 model.
SpiceJet who is India's fourth largest airline signs a deal to buy 40 Boeing 737 Max 10 jets at the cost of ₹30,298 crores.
Today's order is a conversion from a previous order of 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
"As competition and our business continue to grow, the superior efficiency and additional capacity of the 737 MAX 10 will allow us to keep differentiating ourselves and offer the best all-inclusive business and economy fares to our loyal passengers", he said. "The 737 MAX's promised efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort make it a very compelling airplane for us in our domestic and regional network".
"We have been impressed by the remarkable development of Ruili Airlines over the past three years", said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president, Global Sales and Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
"We are very excited about adding more 737 MAX airplanes to our fleet", said Xie Jinguo, General Manager, Ruili Airlines.
LE BOURGET, France-Airbus SE booked 144 firm orders at the Paris Air Show and secured deals for another 182 airliners, including commitments early Thursday from Iranian carriers that still require government approvals. The MAX 10 will be introduced in the 2020 time frame.
Boeing also said the 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in its history. The Company, through its operating subsidiaries, provides service to 75 destinations in 31 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean with one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the industry, consisting of 101 aircraft: 80 Boeing 737NG aircraft and 21 EMBRAER-190s.