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Japan Airlines signs contract for 21 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. 

Japan Airlines signs an agreement to purchase 21 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. 

The aircraft will be added to JAL’s fleet in 2026. 

For a long time, there have been rumors that Japan Airlines (JAL) has ordered a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. They both now vouch for the fact that the airline will move forward with this strategy by placing an order for 21 MAX aircraft. The purchase is a part of JAL’s fleet renewal effort, and the new aircraft will be added to the fleet in around three years. 

Twenty-one Boeing 737 MAX aircraft 

21 Boeing 737-8 aircraft have been ordered with certainty by Japan Airlines. The airline allegedly held discussions with both Airbus and Boeing for an order for its fleet renewal program for narrowbody aircraft, but Boeing emerged victorious in this round. The Boeing 737-8, a model from the most recent 737 MAX family, will replace our Boeing 737-800s, which make up the majority of the fleet for the JAL Group, said Yuji Akasaka, president of Japan Airlines. With the help of these incredibly efficient aircraft, operational advancements, and new fuel-saving technologies, we anticipate transporting our passengers at the highest levels of security and comfort and getting closer to our 2050 carbon-neutral targets. As passenger volume continues to reach pre-pandemic levels, the 737-8 will assist JAL in bolstering its domestic and regional network. The aircraft are anticipated to join the airline’s fleet in 2026. 

the 737 series is continued 

There have long been rumors that Japan Airlines may choose Boeing over Airbus for its MAX aircraft. The order, which further establishes the MAX’s reputation throughout the world, has definitely pleased Boeing. Stan Deal, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said, 

“As JAL continues to modernize its top-notch fleet, the integration of the Boeing 737 MAX will enable it to operate more effectively across its short-haul network. Our long-standing relationship has reached a new high point with our collaboration with JAL to launch 737-8s into service.

Japan Airlines flies domestic and medium-distance international routes within Asia with a fleet of 43 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, according to ch-aviation. These aircraft are slightly older than 13 years old on average. 

More orders for Boeing 

Boeing has just acquired more orders on top of the one it currently has with Japan Airlines. Boeing announced last week that it has received a sizable order from Saudi Arabian carriers valued around $37 billion. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund had an impact on the decision. In addition to the additional 43 options, there were also 78 firm orders for Boeing 787s. Saudia and the recently unveiled Riyadh Air, which plans to develop a network of more than 100 routes by the end of the decade, will each receive a share of the 78 aircraft.

Riyadh Air will receive 39 787-9s with options for ten and 33 further aircraft, while Saudia will receive 39 787-9s and -10s. A letter of intent for 220 aircraft was also signed between Air India and Boeing in February, but since the agreement has not been formalized, the figures are not reflected in Boeing’s order book. It has 190 MAX planes, 20 787s, and 10 777Xs.

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