Boeing has received strong demand for the much-anticipated launch of its 737 MAX single-aisle aircraft at the Paris Air Show on Monday, as the maker of F-18 fighter jets stepped up its rivalry with Airbus.
The defense and passenger jet maker announced an order for 20 737 MAX 10 jets from GE Capital Aviation Services, the commercial aircraft leasing and financial arm of General Electric. It also received orders for 10 737 10 Max planes from BOC Aviation valued at $1.25 billion. And tour operator TUI ordered 18 737 10 Max jets.
"Simply put, the 737 MAX 10 will be the most profitable airplane the single-aisle sector has ever seen," Kevin McAllister, Boeing commercial airplanes president, said in a statement.