GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, finalized an order for up to100 737s. The firm order, first announced as a commitment at the Farnborough Airshow in July, is for 75 737 MAX 8s and 10 Next-Generation 737-800s. GECAS has the ability to add up to 15 additional 737-800s.
The 737 MAX is a new-engine variant of the world's best-selling airplane and builds on the strengths of today's Next-Generation 737. 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 will see an 8 percent operating cost per seat advantage over tomorrow's competition.