A Russian corporation, Rostekhnologii, will soon finalize an order for 35 of Boeing’s new technology 737, the 737 Max, reports FlightGlobal today.
The planes are worth about $3 billion at list prices. Boeing said final details of the deal have yet to be accomplished.
The planes would be the first of the 737 Max line of aircraft to be purchased by a Russian airline or leasing company.
The 737 Max will incorporate new fuel-saving engines, new split wingtips and other aerodynamic improvements to bolster fuel efficiency some 13 percent over present-generation single-aisle, twinjet aircraft.
The first 737 Max is scheduled …