Boeing has just landed a Ryanair contract that is the largest ever from a European carrier. Boeing is to supply some 175 aircraft to the budget carrier, the purchase price totals were not disclosed.
According to the news Ryanair negotiated a bulk price for the new 737-800s, but just how much off the retail pricetag of $15.6 billion. neigher the airline nor Boeing has said. Boeing Commercial Airplanes President & CEO Ray Conner offered this via his company’s release:
“This agreement is an amazing testament to the value that the Next-Generation 737 brings to Ryanair. We are pleased that the Next-Generation 737, as the most efficient, most reliable large single-aisle airplane flying today, has been and will continue to be the cornerstone of the Ryanair fleet. Our partnership with this great European low-cost carrier is of the utmost importance to everyone at The Boeing Company and I could not be more proud to see it extended for years to come.”
Of course the order from Ryanair says a lot about that company’s health and well being as well, which may be an even bigger story than Boeing’s good news here.
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