Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (Gol Transportes Aereos) (Sao Paulo) has placed an order for 60 737 MAX airplanes with Boeing. Gol plans to use the new super-efficient 737 MAX to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs.
The order is valued at approximately $6 billion at published list prices making it the largest order in GOL’s 12-year history and the largest airplane order from a single airline in South America’s aviation history.
Equipped with new LEAP-1B engines from CFM International and improvements such as the Advanced Technology winglet, the 737 MAX reduces fuel burn and CO2 emissions by 13 percent and maintains the 8 percent operating cost advantage over future competition. This order puts the 737 MAX at 724 firm orders to date.
In just more than 11 years, Gol has established itself as one of the fastest growing low-cost, low-fare airlines in the world. Gol currently offers approximately 810 daily flights to 63 destinations in Brazil and 12 in South America and the Caribbean.
Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi. The new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will supplement and eventually replace the current Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 fleet. 737-8EH PR-GUA (msn 37601) climbs majestically away from downtown Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro.