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Lion Air signs a commitment for 230 Boeing 737s

Lion Air Boeing 737-9GP ER WL PK-LGZ (msn 37271) PAE (Nick Dean), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.Lion Air (Jakarta) has now announced a commitment for the airline to order 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900 ERs (extended range). The agreement also includes purchase rights for an additional 150 airplanes.

With 230 airplanes at a list price of $21.7 billion, this deal when finalized will be the largest commercial airplane order ever in Boeing’s history by both dollar volume and total number of airplanes. Boeing and Lion Air are working to finalize details of the agreement, at which time it will be a firm order posted on the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website. Lion Air will also acquire purchase rights for an additional 150 airplanes valued at more than $14 billion if exercised at list prices.

U.S. President Barack Obama witnessed the announcement at a ceremony today at the East Asia Summit in Bali, Indonesia.

The 737 MAX is a new engine variant of the world’s best selling airplane and builds on the strengths of today’s Next-Generation 737. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest-technology CFM International LEAP 1-B engines to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and appeal.

According to Boeing, “airlines operating the 737 MAX will see a 10-12 percent fuel burn improvement over today’s most fuel efficient single-aisle airplanes and a 7 percent operating cost advantage over tomorrow’s competition.”

To date, the 737 MAX has commitments for more than 700 airplanes, while the Next-Generation 737 family has won orders for more than 6,000 airplanes and Boeing has delivered more than 3,800.

Lion Air, Indonesia ‘s largest private airline, currently operates or has on order a total of 178 Next-Generation 737s.

Lion Air also intends to launch upscale Space Air in 2012.

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Lion Air to start a full-service subsidiary in November 2012

Lion Air (Jakarta) has filed for a new AOC for a new full-service subsidiary named Space Air. Space Air will be based in Jakarta and will be launched in November 2012 with Boeing 737-900 ERs.

Read the full story from The Jakarta Post: CLICK HERE

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