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Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, president and CEO of Vietjet, and Kevin McAllister, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, shake hands at the signing of this landmark contract – Photo: Vietjet
Vietnam's budget carrier Vietjet and Boeing Commercial Airplanes signed a contract for 100 B737 MAX aircraft worth a total of US$12.7 billion on July 18 at Farnborough International Airshow 2018.

Vietjet’s new order will help enhance the airline’s fleet synchronization, modernization and fuel efficiency up to 2025. The deal is also expected to increase bilateral trade turnover between Vietnam and the United States, the home of Boeing.

“We are honored to deepen our strong partnership with Vietjet as they become our newest 737 MAX 10 customer. Today’s agreement for a repeat order from Vietjet validates the best-in-class capabilities of the 737 MAX family of airplanes,” said Kevin McAllister, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, in a statement.

“With this agreement, we take another major step in growing our partnership with Vietjet---one that continues to contribute to the trade relationship between Vietnam and the United States. This agreement also grows Boeing’s presence and partnerships across Asia Pacific, developing win-win partnerships in a region with tremendous development potential.”

As part of this contract, Boeing Commercial Airplanes has committed to deploying a series of strategic partnership programs to develop a modern aviation service ecology in Vietnam, inclusive of Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul; training for pilots, technicians, engineers, and more; and special programs for enhancing the management and automation capabilities of airlines in Vietnam and the Vietnam aviation industry as a whole.

Currently, the airline features a fleet of 60 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates more than 385 flights each day. It has transported more than 60 million passengers on a network featuring 93 routes in Vietnam and across the region including Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Cambodia.

Source:By Le Anh (
Viewed: 2285 Updated: 22:53 | 07/19/2018