CHICAGO (CBS) — In the biggest order ever for a Chicago company, Boeing has finalized an order from Indonesian carrier Lion Air for 230 planes.
As WBBM Newsradio’s John Hultman reports, the order is worth a whopping $22.4 billion.
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It is the largest offer Boeing has ever received, both in dollar value and number of airplanes.
The order includes 201 of Boeing’s redesigned 737, called the Max, and 29 extended-range 737-900s. Lion Air has an option on 150 more.
Until this deal was confirmed, Boeing’s biggest confirmed order was from Southwest Airlines Co. That order was for 208 planes worth $19 billion at list prices.
Lion Air, Indonesia’s largest private airline, currently has a fleet of 76 planes, according to Airfleets.net. Sixty-eight of those are Boeing 737s.
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