MIAMI — Leasing firm BOC Aviation announced an enormous order for 82 Boeing jets on Monday. The deal, at list prices, is worth $8.8 billion.
The Singapore-based lessor split the order between several jet types. The 737 program received the vast majority of the orders, with 30 Next-Generation (NG) 737-800s and 50 737 MAX 8s. The 777-300ER rounded out the remainder with a small order for two of the wide-body jets.
A customer has already been found for the two 777 classics, though the company declined to say who that was.
The order comes not long after the Farnborough Airshow, in which BOC placed an order for 43 A320-family jets. That order was likewise split between Airbus’ current-generation A320 family and the next-gen product, the NEO.
BOC previously placed orders for Airbus jets in 2013, and for 50 737 NG jets in 2006.
Narrow-body aircraft have been in increasing demand in the south-east Asian region, where low-cost carriers have been growing like wildfire to meet fresh demand. The jets are also popular with carrier’s replacing aging fleets.
BOC currently has 251 airplanes in its fleet, with jets operating with dozens of carriers around the world. The company reported that it currently flies 118 Boeing’s, 95 of which are 737NGs.