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SpiceJet inks deal with Boeing for 40 737 max 10 planes

Jun 20, 2017: SpiceJet has agreed on a deal with Boeing for 40 737 Max 10 planes. The announcement was made at the ongoing Paris Air Show.

The airline said that the agreement, valued at approximately $4.74 billion at current list prices, is split evenly between 20 new orders for the 737 MAX 10 and conversions of 20 of the low-cost carrier’s 737 MAX 8 airplanes of its current order to 737 MAX 10s.

In January, at the time of signing a deal for 205 Boeing aircraft, SpiceJet had retained the flexibility of converting some of the aircraft ordered to different versions which it exercised this time as it decided to purchase 20 Boeing 737 MAX 10 instead of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

The Boeing 737 MAX 10 was launched at the Paris air show.

“With the introduction of our 737 MAXs next year, we will be able to further expand our network, while keeping our costs low for our customers,” said Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director, Spicejet.

The Boeing 737 MAX 10 is the largest member of the 737 MAX family. It can fly 370.4 kilometre further than today’s Next Generation Boeing 737. It can carry 188 passengers in business and economy class seating and up to 230 passengers in a single class configuration.

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