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Boeing Finalizes Order For 230 Planes From Indonesian Carrier

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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.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s John Hultman reports


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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