Saturday, November 19, 2011

LION AIR to buy 230 Boeing aircraft worth US$ 21.7 billion


Lion Air has signed a purchase of 230 new types of aircraft made ​​by Boeing Co.. Purchase of 737 aircraft jetliner amounted to U.S. $ 21.7 billion is the biggest deal for Boeing.

Purchase agreement will be signed on Friday (18 / 1). U.S. President Barack Obama is following the ASEAN Summit to witness the signing of the sale and purchase contract.

In this sale, Lion Air will buy 201 737 MAX aircraft with engine has been upgraded. In addition, the Indonesia national airline will also buy 29 737-900s air craft types.

Lion Air President Director Rusdi Kirana said the new aircraft that have advanced technology and highly efficient Lion Air will help develop low-cost carrier. "The addition of these aircraft will also add new routes," he said, Friday (18/11).

RBC Capital Markets analyst Rob Stallard said, the purchase of plane by Lion Air made as an big deal for Boeing. "It means a lot to improve security to Boeing and MAX," he said.