Boeing and TAROM (Romanian Air Transport), the national carrier of Romania, today announced they signed an order for five 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The $586 million order, at current list prices, was previously listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.
The 737 MAX 8 incorporates the latest CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency and reliability in the single-aisle airplane market. The jet also features the Boeing Sky Interior, which provides larger overhead bins and other comforts to elevate the passenger experience.
Along with the acquisition of airplanes, TAROM will purchase a landing gear exchange program from Boeing Global Services along with outfitting their Next-Generation 737 fleet with the Maintenance Performance Toolbox, an online technical documentation management solution, which helps Engineering and Maintenances crews to efficiently perform and record repairs.
This new order is expected to replace the Boeing 737-300s.
TAROM (Romanian Air Transport) (Bucharest) is set to restore service (three roundtrips per week) on the Bucharest-Dublin route on May 1 after 12 years according to Airline Route. The restored route will be operated with Boeing 737-700s.
Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Boeing 737-78J YR-BGH (msn 28438) approaches Dubai International Airport for landing.
TAROM-Romanian Air Transport (Bucharest) is facing a future with new owners. The government of Romania has agreed to sell a 20 percent share in the flag carrier. The initial public offering (IPO) has been delayed pending the right market conditions.
TAROM-Romanian Air Transport (Bucharest) officially joined the SkyTeam global airline alliance at a ceremony held in Bucharest today (June 25). TAROM becomes the 13th carrier to join SkyTeam, which marked its 10th anniversary on June 22, 2010.
Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss. Airbus A318-11 D-AUAC (msn 2552) at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) became YR-ASA on delivery.