CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Mexico's largest airline has committed to buying up to 100 single-aisle and twin-aisle airplanes in an expansive move, Boeing announced Wednesday.
Boeing officials say the planes will be a combination of 737 MAXs and 787 Dreamliners. The commitment by includes up to 90 737 MAXs and ten 787s, worth $10.8 billion at average list price when all aircraft are firmed.
Boeing officials said they, "[look] forward to working with Aeroméxico to finalize the details, at which time the airplanes will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website as a firm order."
"This order represents the largest investment program for a domestic airline in Mexican commercial aviation history and a major step forward in consolidating Grupo Aeromexico's international leadership position," said Grupo Aeromexico Chief Executive Officer Andres Conesa.
"We are announcing our medium and long-term fleet plan supported by our partners, Boeing and General Electric that will allow us to maintain a flexible structure to grow according to market conditions."
"Aeromexico has earned its place as Mexico's leading airline with a commitment to performance. We are pleased to build on our 50-year partnership with Aeromexico and provide the most fuel-efficient fleet in Mexico," said Ray Conner, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.