FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and TAROM (Romanian Air Transport), the national carrier of Romania, today announced they signed an order for five 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The $586 million order, at current list prices, was previously listed as unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website.
"This is an exciting time for TAROM as we upgrade our fleet and build strong partnerships that will benefit all of our passengers," said Wolff Werner-Wilhelm, TAROM Airlines CEO. "The 737 MAX will provide our customers with exceptional performance, reliability and efficiency, with an extended range that will enable us to better serve our current routes and open new markets. This new acquisition represents a true statement of change for TAROM."
The 737 MAX 8 incorporates the latest CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency and reliability in the single-aisle airplane market. The jet also features the Boeing Sky Interior, which provides larger overhead bins and other comforts to elevate the passenger experience.
"We are delighted that TAROM is joining the 737 MAX family as they grow their fleet and expand their network," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company. "When combined with support from our Boeing Global Services team, the MAX 8 will enable TAROM to offer a consistent and exceptional passenger experience while maximizing revenue potential at the best cost per seat in the industry."
The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history with more than 4,600 orders from 100 customers worldwide. For more information and feature content, visit www.boeing.com/commercial/737max.
Along with the acquisition of airplanes, TAROM will purchase a landing gear exchange program from Boeing Global Services along with outfitting their Next-Generation 737 fleet with the Maintenance Performance Toolbox, an online technical documentation management solution, which helps Engineering and Maintenances crews to efficiently perform and record repairs.
TAROM Romanian Air Transport was established in 1954 and developed together with the Romanian aviation. The Romanian flag carrier owns one a fleet consisting of 25 aircrafts and has been a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) since 1993. TAROM is currently operating more than 50 destinations as well as destinations operated by its code share partners. We offer top airline services throughout Romania, Europe and the Middle East.