Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is buying 50 of Boeing Co.’s new 737s in a deal worth $5 billion at sticker prices. The order is the largest ever for the airline.
Boeing Co. clinched the first big deal of this year’s Farnborough Airshow on Monday with a firm order from Air Lease Corp. for 75 of its redesigned 737 aircraft worth $7.2 billion.
The governor’s office says training programs and engineering colleges help provide the workforce for 700 aerospace companies in the state.
160 people paid up to $1,699 for a seat and access to spots normally off limits: Boeing’s sprawling 737 factory, American Airline’s mission control-like operations center and the cockpit of the world’s largest passenger jet.
Boeing has locked in its biggest order ever with Indonesia’s Lion Air. The order will more than quadruple the airline’s current fleet.
Budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA on Wednesday said it has ordered 122 new aircraft from Boeing and 100 from Airbus in separate deals, making it the largest ever aircraft purchase in Europe, according to the airline.