Vietjet buys 100 new Boeing aircraft

Thursday, 2018-07-19 11:55:41
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Vietjet President and CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao and Kevin McAllister, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes represent each side for the signing of the landmark contract (photo: Vietjet)
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NDO - The new-age carrier Vietjet and Boeing Commercial Airplanes signed an order contract for 100 B737 MAX aircraft with a total value of US$12.7 billion at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, held in Farnborough, the UK, on July 18.

Vietjet President and CEO, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, and President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Kevin McAllister, signed the landmark contract at one of the world’s premiere aviation events.

“We are honoured to deepen our strong partnership with Vietjet as they become our newest 737 MAX 10 customer. Today’s agreement for a repeat order from Vietjet validates the best-in-class capabilities of the 737 MAX family of airplanes,” said Kevin McAllister, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

"With this agreement, we take another major step in growing our partnership with Vietjet, one that continues to contribute to the trade relationship between Vietnam and the United States,” Kevin McAllister added.

Vietjet’s new order will serve the carrier’s development of airline alliances across the Asia Pacific region and worldwide, further enhancing the airline’s fleet synchronisation, modernisation and fuel efficiency up to 2025.

As part of the contract, Boeing Commercial Airplanes has committed to deploying a series of strategic partnership programmes in order to develop modern aviation service ecology in Vietnam, including Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO), training for pilots, technicians, engineers, etc, as well as special programmes for enhancing the management and automation capabilities for airlines in Vietnam and the Vietnam aviation industry as a whole.

Currently, the airline features a fleet of 60 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates more than 385 flights every day.