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June 13, 2014

China Eastern Airlines to buy 80 Boeing 737's

Boeing announced Friday that China Eastern Airlines had committed to purchase 80 737s.

Boeing announced Friday that China Eastern Airlines had committed to purchase 80 737s.

The order includes Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX airplanes, according to a statement from Boeing. When finalized, the order will become China’s largest-ever purchase by an airline for single-aisle airplanes, worth more than $8 billion at current list prices.

“We look forward to making history with China Eastern as they are poised to make the largest purchase for single-aisle airplanes by a Chinese airline,” Ihssane Mounir, vice president of sales and marketing for Northeast Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said in a statement.

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