Industry Jackson Square Aviation orders 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8
Boeing and Jackson Square Aviation have announced, that the leasing company has ordered 30 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes.
A deal, valued at $3.5 billion at current list prices, was signed during the Farnborough International Airshow #FIA2018. With the order, Jackson Square Aviation becomes Boeing´s 100th customer of the MAX program.
The aircraft will seat between 162 and 178 passengers in a standard two-class configuration. Boeing´s MAX 8 is capable of flying up to 3,550 nautical miles (6,570 kilometres).
Toby Bright, JSA's chief executive officer said: "Today's order is an exciting moment in the history of Jackson Square Aviation [...] We are excited to become even more of a full-service partner for our airline customers by expanding our fleet of 737 MAX airplanes as global demand for narrow-body jets continues to rise. The MAX is quickly becoming an important part of our portfolio and we look forward to offering this modern, fuel-efficient and reliable aircraft to airlines around the world. We have carefully evaluated how speculative orders can enhance our long-term business model, and this transaction signifies the next step in that development."
Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president, Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company added: "Jackson Square Aviation has reached significant heights since its founding, having financed more than 100 Boeing airplanes. We are proud to have been their partner and we are extremely honored that JSA has chosen to expand its business on the wings of the 737 MAX [...] The 737 MAX is the best airplane in the single-aisle segment. It will provide Jackson Square Aviation's customers with exceptional efficiency, improved range and unmatched reliability."
Compared to the MAX´s predecessor, the new aircraft family will be up to 14 percent more fuel efficient. The aircraft are being powered by the latest CFM International LEAP-1B engines and will furthermore feature large flight deck displays, new winglets and the Boeing Sky Interior.
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