CALC joins line-up for Boeing 737 MAX 10: sources

2017-06-19 03:20:32 GMT2017-06-19 11:20:32(Beijing Time) Agencies

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings (CALC) is among the inaugural customers for a larger new version of Boeing's 737 jetliner, two industry sources said on Saturday.

The Boeing 737 MAX 10 is scheduled to be launched at the Paris Airshow on Monday (French time) with the backing of at least two Chinese lessors, CALC and the aviation arm of China Development Bank, whose interest in the aircraft emerged earlier this week.

Boeing and CALC declined to comment.

CALC's purchase of the newest variant of Boeing's most-sold jet is seen as part of an order for 50 aircraft from the 737 MAX family recently announced by the Hong Kong leasing firm.

CALC, which is partly owned by China Everbright Bank, reported the overall order on Thursday but did not disclose a breakdown by type of model.

It is the company's first Boeing order and will diversify its portfolio following previous Airbus purchases.

The stock exchange posting ahead of the world's largest air event is the most concrete sign so far that the widely expected launch of the Boeing 737 MAX 10 is going ahead, subject to the formal approval of Boeing directors.

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