United buys 150 Boeing 737 aircraft for $14.7 billion
United Airlines has bought 100 Boeing 737 MAXs and 50 Boeing Next-Generation 737s for $14.7 billion.
The order brings the total number of orders of Boeing’s singe-aisle jetliner to 10,000.
United is also the North American launch customer for the 737 MAX 9. Deliveries will begin in 2018. It’s expected to burn less fuel and reduce CO2 emissions by 13 percent in comparison to the 737 aircraft it will replace.
The airline will also replace its Boeing 757-200 aircraft with the next-generation Boeing 737-900ER. United’s CEO Jeff Smisek said in a press conference Thursday morning that the new aircraft will “burn 15 percent less than the airplanes they replace.” Deliveries will begin in late 2013.
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