July 14, 2014
Boeing, Okay Airways announce order for 737 MAXs, Next-Generation 737s
Boeing and Okay Airways announced an order for six 737 MAX 8s and four Next-Generation 737-800s, valued at $980m at current list prices. Okay Airways, the first privately owned airline in China, also announced it will convert five 737-800s from a previous order into 737-900ERs (Extended Range). With this conversion announcement, Okay Airways will be the first airline in China to operate the 737-900ER and has eight of the airplanes on order. Okay Airways selected LEAP-1B engines to power the six Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, in addition to CFM56-7B engines to power four Next-Generation 737s.