By RTT News,
February 12, 2014, 12:53:00 AM EDT
(RTTNews.com) - Boeing Co. ( BA ) and Nok Airlines Public Company Ltd. or Nok Air announced from the Singapore Airshow a commitment to order eight Next-Generation 737-800s and seven 737 MAX 8s. The commitment, that is worth $1.45 billion at list prices, would establish Nok Air as the first airline in Thailand to operate the 737 MAX.
Boeing would work with the Bangkok-based airline to finalize the deal, at which time the order would be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website. While Nok Air now operates a fleet of 14 Next-Generation 737s, this would mark the airline's first direct order with Boeing.
The 737-800 is one of the best-selling versions of Next-Generation 737 family, the most technologically advanced airplanes in the single-aisle market. The Next-Generation 737's market success was confirmed by investors who consistently rank it as the most preferred single-aisle airplane owing to its wide market base, superior performance efficiency and lowest operating costs in its class.
The 737 MAX incorporates the latest-technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. Airlines operating the 737 MAX would witness an 8 percent operating cost per seat advantage over tomorrow's competition.
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