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July 25, 2012

Aeromexico Commits to 100 New Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 737 MAXs

Aeromexico Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (Image by Boeing)

Aeromexico has inked the largest aircraft deal in Mexican history, committing to 100 new Boeing 737 MAX and 787 Dreamliner aircraft, the companies announced Wednesday.

The deal would include up to 90 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 narrowbody jets, plus 10 787 widebody airliners.

Whether Aeromexico would opt for 787-8s or -9s or a combination of variants was not disclosed, but they did say the Dreamliners would be fitted with General Electric GEnx-1B engines.

Total value for the 100 new aircraft is $10.8 billion based on current list prices.

“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, in a statement. “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 Boeing 737 MAX 8, front right view. (Image by Boeing)

Aeromexico Boeing 737 MAX 8, front right view. (Image by Boeing)

The deal marks the largest single aircraft by any Mexican air carrier, surpassing an order from Volaris for 44 Airbus jets early this year.

Aeromexico currently operates an all-Boeing mainline fleet consisting of Boeing 737s, 767s and 777s, 54 aircraft in all.

Aeromexico Boeing 737 MAX 8, right side view. (Image by Boeing)

Aeromexico Boeing 737 MAX 8, right side view. (Image by Boeing)

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  • Renato Rios

    They also fly a lot of Embraers.