The Boeing 737 MAX series, which is still under ground, is on new orders. On November 18th Boeing announced that Sun Express, a Turkish-based airline, would buy an additional 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to boost its growth in the leisure travel industry at a price of $1.2bn. Sun Express has previously ordered 32 MAX Series aircraft.
On November 19th Boeing announced that Air Astana from Kazakhstan planned to order 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft worth about $3.6 billion.
According to Reuters, unnamed customers will also order 20 Boeing aircraft, including 10 737 MAX 7s and 10 737 MAX 10s.
In March, after two fatal crashes, aviation regulators have called for the Boeing 737 MAX series to be grounded. The return of the aircraft will be delayed until 2020, and Boeing’s software and training inspections will require regulatory approval, Reuters reported.
Some media commentthated that the emergence of new orders, breaking the model for five consecutive months of dry orders.
“We have confidence in Boeing’s expertise in overcoming technical difficulties,” Alma Aliguzhinova, Chief Strategy Officer of Air Astata, told reporters, according to Reuters. ”
However, Boeing’s rival Airbus has already ordered at least $30bn for air shows. Airbus has received orders for 120 A320neos and 50 A350s from Emirates for $14billion and $16 billion, respectively.