Aviation

Boeing announces order from Air China for 60 737s

Boeing 737's are lined up on the production floor at Spirit AeroSystems. Spirit reported its second quarter earnings Friday, and the company said strong demand for commercial aircraft helped boost revenues by 19 percent from the same period of 2013.
Boeing 737's are lined up on the production floor at Spirit AeroSystems. Spirit reported its second quarter earnings Friday, and the company said strong demand for commercial aircraft helped boost revenues by 19 percent from the same period of 2013. File photo

Air China has committed to buy 60 Boeing 737s, Boeing said Monday.

That includes Next Generation 737s and 737 MAX airplanes, the upgraded version of the 737.

When finalized, the order will be valued at more than $6 billion in list prices, although airlines typically do not pay list price.

Spirit AeroSystems builds the 737s fuselage and nacelles in Wichita and wing components in Tulsa.

“Our long-standing and productive partnership with Air China dates back to the airline's beginning and we are proud the 737 has been part of their success,” Ihssane Mounir, vice president of sales and marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Northeast Asia, said in a statement. “We are excited to see that the 737 family will play a significant role in Air China's continued success.”

As of Dec. 6, Boeing has 1,019 net orders for the 737 on its order book.

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