Aviation Capital Services, a subsidiary of the State Corporation Russian Technologies, has just signed a commitment by Rostech to purchase a fleet of 35 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes. Quite an investment, as the list price for such an order is around USD3 billion.
This is the first such purchase commitment for this airplane model by Boeing made by an airline operating in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Carrier Aviation Capital Services will work with Boeing on the details of this order which will not be considered firm until posted on as such to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.
“Today Aviation Capital Services signed a commitment for 35 737 MAX that will make it the first customer of the 737 MAX aircraft in Eastern Europe. As a result, our partner airline-carriers will receive the most modern aircraft with improved fuel efficiency, flight characteristics and greater comfort for passengers,” said Sergey Chemezov, chief executive of Rostech.
“Russian airlines will gain an advantage on global markets and will be able to increase their activity both within the country and internationally,” he added.
A new engine variant of the world’s best-selling airplane, the Boeing 737 MAX features the latest -technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines which helps deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in single-aisle aircrafts.
“This is the first commitment for the 737 MAX from Russia and CIS, which is one of the commercial aviation industry’s fastest-growing regions,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes president Ray Conner. “We are proud of the confidence that Aviation Capital Services has placed in the 737 MAX, which will deliver unsurpassed fuel efficiency to its customers in the single-aisle market as well as improved environmental performance.”