FARNBOROUGH — Having ordered Airbus A320neo family aircraft earlier today, Goshawk Aviation has increased their investment into the realm of Boeing by ordering 20 737MAX aircraft.
Brian Cheng, Chairman of Goshawk said that this is “the first time that we have ever bought planes directly from Boeing” and that by the end of the year “our portfolio of planes will increase to 220”.
Goshawk has said that their investments in both Boeing and Airbus aircraft have amounted to around $9.1 billion in investment.
The company established on this investment saying that it shows that they have a “clear understanding of market requirements ensures a considered approach to fleet acquisition”.
Cheng shared later:
“Placing direct order is a critical part of Goshawk’s overall growth strategy and we are pleased to have finalized our order with Boeing.”
“The 737 MAX family is one of the best-in-class, modern and in-demand narrow-body aircraft with latest technologies which fit well with our focus.”
“We believe the MAX’s double-digit fuel efficiency improvement, combined with long range and market-leading reliability, will strengthen our portfolio and help us continue to deliver world-class, tailored solutions to our customers.”
Ihssane Mounir, Senior Vice President, Commercial Sales & Marketing of The Boeing Company, commented:
“We are delighted that Goshawk, with their world-class aircraft leasing team, has selected to expand their portfolio and business model with the 737 MAX.”
“This is a great validation for our Boeing team and the 737 MAX family.”
“With rising demand for narrowbody jets, we are confident that the unmatched economics and capabilities of the 737 MAX will position Goshawk for success and growth.”
Goshawk’s MAX8 will feature a two-class configuration, offering between 162 and 178 seats as well as being able to fly 3,550 nautical miles on one tank.
Additionally, Goshawk will be provided with a 14% fuel efficiency gain through the use of the LEAP-1B compared to its predecessor, and 8% better than their competition.
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