Lion Air has finalized a firm order for 201 Boeing 737 MAX 9s and 29 Boeing 737-900ERs, making the Indonesian carrier the launch customer for the 737 MAX 9. The agreement, first announced last November in Indonesia, also includes purchase rights for an additional 150 aircraft.

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Named ‘Evolve: The New Southwest Interior’, the cabin update makes use of durable and environmentally responsible products to reduce waste and create weight savings on board the aircraft, while (according to the airline) enhancing comfort for customers.

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Boeing says the 208-aircraft firm order is the largest in its history both in dollar value, nearly $19 billion at list prices, and in the number of aircraft. The announcement represents the third time in a month that Boeing has announced a new order which it has called the largest in its history.

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Newport Beach-based leasing company Aviation Capital Group has announced a commitment for 35 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and a firm order for 20 Boeing 737-800s. ACG thus becomes the first lessor to commit to ordering the Boeing 737 MAX family.

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Boeing has confirmed that Jakarta-based Lion Air will sign a commitment on November 18 for the airline to order 201 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and 29 Next-Generation 737-900ERs. The agreement also includes purchase rights for an additional 150 aircraft.

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Boeing has selected a 68-inch fan diameter for the CFM LEAP-1B engine for its new 737 MAX family and reveals it has now received order commitments for more than 600 aircraft to date from eight airlines, up from 496 aircraft from five airlines when the program launched in August.

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Boeing has named its newly launched, re-engined 737 family the 737 MAX and is offering the 737 MAX 7, 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 as capacity-equivalents of today’s 737-700, 737-800 and 737-900ER.

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