Tuesday, October 2, 2012
GOL Orders 60 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes placed a $6 billion order for 60 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes.
Boeing said the Brazilian carrier’s order is the largest order from a single airline in South America’s aviation history. GOL will become the South American launch customer for the 737 MAX, however Boeing has not said when it expects to deliver the new 737s to GOL.
"The decision to order Boeing 737 MAX is in line with our commitment to maintain a modern and safe fleet that will allow us to sustain our competitive advantage in the long term," said Paulo Kakinoff, CEO of GOL. "The new airplanes will have one of the best cost-benefit ratios in the market due to its unique operational economy, so it is fully compatible with our low-cost model."