The firm order by Mexico's largest airline, which was first announced as a commitment in July, is valued at more than $6 billion at...

AeroMexico has finalized an order for 60 Boeing 737 MAX 8s and 9s, with reconfirmation rights for 30 additional 737 MAX jets.

The firm order by Mexico’s largest airline, which was first announced as a commitment on July 25, is valued at more than $6 billion at Boeing’s published list prices.


Grupo Aeromexico’s November 6, 2012 order for 60 Boeing 737 MAX 8s and 9s, along with reconfirmation rights for 30 more, represents the largest-ever investment by a Mexican aviation company. The group’s initial commitment for the aircraft, made on July 25, 2012, also included a commitment for 10 Boeing 787-9s. This order was to be finalized separately

 

Today’s order brings total firm orders for the Boeing 737 MAX family to 938 aircraft.

Each 737 MAX jet will incorporate the latest-technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines. Airlines operating the 737 MAX will see a 13 per cent fuel-use improvement over today’s most fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft, according to Boeing.

The 737 MAX also features the new Boeing Sky Interior. The interior boasts modern lines, a spacious cabin with more headroom and LED lighting that offers vibrant color options.

AeroMexico operates an all-Boeing fleet for aircraft larger than 100 seats. (All its jets at or below 100 seats are Embraers.) Grupo Aeromexico, the parent company of Aeromexico, operates its main hub out of Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Benito Juárez Internacional.

In 2011, carriers owned by Grupo Aeromexico transported more than 14 million passengers. The group’s airlines offer more than 550 daily flights to cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, as well as Europe and Asia.