Aeromexico set to expand fleet
posted | Friday, 27 Jul 2012
Boeing has announced a commitment by Aeroméxico to purchase up to 100 single- and twin-aisle airplanes – a combination of 737 MAXs and 787 Dreamliners – in an agreement that will fuel the airline's expansion.
The commitment by Aeroméxico includes up to 90 737 MAX 8s and 9s and 10 787s, worth $10.8 billion at average list price when all aircraft are firmed.
Boeing reported that they look forward to working with Aeroméxico to finalise the details, at which time the airplanes will be posted to the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website as a firm order.
"This order represents the largest investment programme for a domestic airline in Mexican commercial aviation history and a major step forward in consolidating Grupo Aeromexico's international leadership position," commented CEO, Grupo Aeromexico, Andres Conesa.
The 737 MAX builds on the strengths of the best-selling Next-Generation 737 with advances in fuel-efficiency and environmental performance. The 737 also features the new Boeing Sky Interior expected to offer a spacious cabin with more headroom and LED lighting colour options.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the first mid-size airplane capable of flying long-range routes and will allow Aeromexico to replace older aircraft on their European, Asian and South American routes.
CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Ray Conner added: "Aeromexico has earned its place as Mexico's leading airline with a commitment to performance. We are pleased to build on our 50-year partnership with Aeromexico and provide the most fuel-efficient fleet in Mexico.
"The 737 MAX and the 787 Dreamliner provide unmatched passenger comfort and fuel efficiency allowing Aeromexico to expand their fleet, open new routes and serve new long-range markets – continuing their legacy of airline leadership."