Ireland-based lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has placed another order with Boeing. The financial company has decided on 25 additional B737-Max-8s.
This increases the order backlog to 81 units of this type. “We are pleased to be able to complete this further contract with our long-standing partner Boeing and we look forward to working closely with Boeing in the future. This transaction demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with the most modern and fuel-efficient aircraft as they seek to achieve their own sustainability goals and reduce operating costs,” said Peter Barrett, CEO of SMBC Aviation Capital. “Our customers have demonstrated clear, long-term demand for the 737 MAX, and our expanded order pipeline positions SMBC Aviation Capital for future growth amid a strong global aviation recovery.”