What a month it’s been for Boeing. First came news that Air Lease Corporation (ALC) finalized its order for four 787-9s. ALC also exercised options for four 737-800s. The order with a list-price value of over $1.2 billion was the completion of an agreement announced during the Paris Air Show in June. Then came Southwest as first customer to finalize an order for 150 MAXs and they also became launch customer. The carrier also ordered 58 737NGs. The Southwest firm order is the largest in Boeing history both in dollar value, nearly $19 billion at list prices, and the number of airplanes. Today Boeing announced another whopper – FedEx ordered 27 767-300Fs and has exercised existing options for two additional 777Fs. No price was shared on the FedEx deal.
On top of the orders, Boeing has seen its first two delivered 787s do well at ANA – with the customer saying good it is. The 787 set two world records, setting marks for both speed and distance for the airplane’s weight class.
Then there was the great news about an agreement with the IAM.
As good as the news has been, there are few more business day in the month. Will we get more news?