Boeing and Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, announced an order for 75 737 MAX 8 airplanes at the 2015 Dubai Airshow on Nov. 9, 2015.
The announcement marks the largest order in Jet Airways' history and supports the airline's replacement strategy to have the most modern and environmentally progressive airplane fleet. The order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer, includes conversions of 25 Next-Generation 737s to 737 MAX 8s, as well as options and purchase rights for an additional 50 aircraft.
"Incorporating the latest design and technology features, the highly efficient 737 MAX will allow us to drive our operational efficiency and reaffirms our commitment to providing a best-in-class full service travel experience to our guests," said Naresh Goyal, chairman of Jet Airways. "This order is an endorsement of our confidence in the long-term prospects of the Indian aviation sector, which reflects the positive forecast for the country's economy and offers tremendous potential for growth and development."