Thursday, July 26, 2012

Aeroméxico places huge order with Boeing

Eleven billion in new aircraft will renovate carrier's aging fleet

Grupo Aeroméxico, corporate owner of the nation's flag carrier and premier airline, yesterday announced that it has placed an $11 billion (USD) order with U.S. aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing. The order is for 100 new jets, consisting of 90 737-8s and 10 787 Dreamliners, which are just coming off the assembly line. Boeing delivered the first 787s to a Japanese carrier in October 2011.

Boeing advertises the Dreamliner, which is largely constructed of plastics and carbon fiber materials, as the world's most fuel efficient aircraft.

Aeroméxico notified Mexican stock market regulators yesterday that it had signed a letter of intent with the American manufacturer. Boeing is headquartered in Chicago. It's manufacturing plant is in Everett, Wash.

A spokesman for Mexico's Secretary of Transportation said that the huge investment, the largest in the airlines's history, would "modernize the fleet and strengthen the country's aviation industry."

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