Boeing receives a major order from Vietjet for 100 B737 MAX aircraft
July 19, 2018: At the Farnborough International Airshow 2018 (FIA 2018), Vietnam-based carrier Vietjet has signed contract with Boeing for 100 B737 MAX aircraft worth a total of $12.7 billion.
This new order will go toward serving the carrier’s development of airline alliances across the Asia Pacific region and worldwide and further enhance the airline’s fleet synchronisation, modernisation and fuel efficiency up to 2025.
The deal is also expected to increase bilateral trade turnover between Vietnam and the United States, the home-base of Boeing.
“With this agreement, we take another major step in growing our partnership with Vietjet, one that continues to contribute to the trade relationship between Vietnam and the United States. This agreement also grows Boeing’s presence and partnerships across Asia Pacific, developing win-win partnerships in a region with tremendous development potential,” said Kevin McAllister, president & CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
As part of this contract, Boeing Commercial Airplanes has committed to deploying a series of strategic partnership programmes to develop modern aviation service ecology in Vietnam, inclusive of Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO), training for pilots, technicians, engineers, and more, as well as special programs for enhancing the management and automation capabilities for airlines in Vietnam and the Vietnam aviation industry as a whole.