Boeing, which operates facilities in South Carolina, recently reached a deal with India-based SpiceJet for up to 205 airplanes.
"The Boeing 737 class of aircraft has been the backbone of our fleet since SpiceJet began, with its high reliability, low operation economies and comfort," SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh said. "With the next generation of 737 and the 737 MAX we are sure that we can be competitive and grow profitably."
The deal provides for Boeing to deliver 100 new 737 MAX 8s, 55 MAXs, and the purchase rights for an additional 50 airplanes. The 737 MAX incorporates new CFM International LEAP-1B engines among other improvements; the planes deliver the utmost efficiency and passenger comfort.
These airplanes will add to an already entirely Boeing fleet for SpiceJet. The company placed its first order with Boeing in 2005 for Next-Generation (NG) 737s and currently operates 32 total 737 NGs.
"We are honored to build upon more than a decade of partnership with SpiceJet with their commitment of up to 205 airplanes," Boeing Vice Chairman Ray Conner said. "The economics of the 737 MAXs will allow SpiceJet to profitably open new markets, expand connectivity within India and beyond, and offer their customers a superior passenger experience."