Boeing and the national flag carrier Tarom have signed a new order for five 737 MAX 8 planes, with the total cost mounting to USD 586 million, namely the company’s incomes for two years (about RON 1.1 billion in 2017), Digi 24 informed.
At the same time, the two companies have inked an operational leasing contract for two 737-800 Next Generation (NG).
The planes are to be delivered around 2023. The announcement has been made at the Farnborough International Airshow runing July 16-22 this year, in UK.
The Boeing 737 MAX family is the successor of the New Generation series, comprising models 7,8 and 9.
Two Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft have entered Tarom fleet in early June. The aircraft have been bought from Boeing following operational leasing for 7 years and national carrier will start paying them after 24 months.
The new planes are able to transport 160 passengers on a maximum distance of 4259,6 km.
At present, Tarom is the only airline in Romania that has included such aircraft in its fleet with this configuration and premium equipment: 16 seats at business class, USB plugging seats, screens placed on the headrest of the seats and many other facilities.