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Boe­ing and Iran Air have signed an agree­ment for 80 airliners that in­cludes 50 737 MAX 8s, 15 777-300ERs and 15 777-9s, val­ued at $16.6 bil­lion at list prices. Based on its me­moran­dum of agree­ment (MOA) with Iran Air an­nounced in June, the con­tract was reached within the terms of the US Gov­ern­ment li­cence is­sued to Boe­ing in Septem­ber. Boe­ing co­or­di­nated closely with the US Gov­ern­ment through­out the process lead­ing up to the sale and con­tin­ues to fol­low all li­cence re­quire­ments as it moves for­ward to im­ple­ment the sales agree­ment. The agree­ment will sup­port tens of thou­sands of US jobs di­rectly as­so­ci­ated with pro­duc­tion and de­liv­ery of the 777-300ERs and nearly 1,00,000 jobs in the US aerospace value stream for the full course of de­liv­er­ies. The first air­planes un­der this agree­ment are sched­uled for de­liv­ery in 2018.

The 737 MAX in­cor­po­rates the lat­est tech­nol­ogy CFM In­ter­na­tional LEAP-1B en­gines, Ad­vanced Tech­nol­ogy winglets and other im­prove­ments to de­liver the high­est ef­fi­ciency, re­li­a­bil­ity and pas­sen­ger com­fort in the sin­gle-aisle mar­ket. The 737 MAX will be 14 per cent more fuel-ef­fi­cient than to­day’s most ef­fi­cient Next-Gen­er­a­tion 737s. The first 737 MAX is sched­uled to en­ter ser­vice in 2017. The 777-300ER is the most fuel and cost-ef­fi­cient air­plane in its class as well as the most re­li­able twin-aisle air­craft in the world. It also has the high­est cargo ca­pac­ity of any pas­sen­ger air­plane. To date cus­tomers world­wide have or­dered more than 800 777-300ERs. The 777X builds on the pas­sen­ger-pre­ferred and mar­ket-lead­ing 777, as well as of­fer­ing more mar­ket cov­er­age and rev­enue ca­pa­bil­ity than the com­peti­tors. The 777X will in­clude new en­gines, an all-new com­pos­ite wing and will lever­age tech­nolo­gies from the 787 Dream­liner. The first 777X is sched­uled to en­ter ser­vice in 2020.

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