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Vietjet cuts deal with Boeing for 200 aircraft

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Low-cost air carrier Vietjet has signed an agreement with Boeing to continue its purchase of 200 Boeing 737 aircraft at the 2022 Farnborough International AirShow in the United Kingdom, which is set to wrap up on July 22.

Both sides will execute a flexible aircraft delivery schedule that depends on Vietjet’s growth plans amid global aviation recovery.

The first 50 aircraft will be delivered to Thai Vietjet, an affiliate company of Vietjet in Thailand, the local media reported.

As part of the deal, Boeing will support Vietjet with technical services, training, technology transfer, and research and development to ensure sustainable development.

“We are honored to continue our partnership with Vietjet to drive affordable passenger services in one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation regions,” said John Bruns, a representative of Boeing.

“The 737 Max aircraft, with its efficiency, flexibility and capability, will support Vietjet’s goal to grow its route network in Asia and beyond,” he added.

Vietjet and Boeing had earlier signed a deal for 200 B737 Max aircraft with maintenance and technical support packages. In particular, the first order of 100 B737 Max was announced in 2016. In 2019, both parties increased the total order to 200 aircraft.

The deal was interrupted due to the 737 Max-related safety issues and the impact of the Covid pandemic on Boeing’s global supply chain.

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