Dubai Air Show Recap Day 2: Boeing Continues 787/737 Orders

Dubai Air Show Recap Day 2: Boeing Continues 787/737 Orders
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Boeing continued to push ahead on the score sheet at the Dubai Air Show, with today’s focus continuing with the 787 Dreamliner & 737 MAX family.

The American planemaker hit the ground running yesterday, and proceeded to continue with that theme over the course of today.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

SCAT Airlines Signs for Seven MAX 8s…

Dubai Air Show Recap Day 2: Boeing Continues 787/737 Orders
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The first order of the day from Boeing at the Dubai Air Show was with Kazakhstan-based carrier SCAT Airlines, who will be taking another seven 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

Such an order was previously marked as an undisclosed order and was formally announced at the air show.

Commenting on the deal was Vladimir Denissov, the President of SCAT Airlines:

“Today, SCAT Airlines is the most dynamically developing airline in Kazakhstan, and it has the largest aircraft fleet in the country”.

“Replenishing the fleet with seven more Boeing 737-8 will increase the airline’s carrying capacity. It will also positively affect the timely execution of flight schedules.”

“The company will get an opportunity to expand its route network and offer passengers even more travel destinations.”

Adding to this was was Brad McMullen, Boeing’s Senior VP of Commercial Sales & Marketing:

“This repeat order is a testament to SCAT’s confidence in the value, performance and reliability of the 737 MAX family”.

“We look forward to supporting their network expansion and continuing to play an integral role in their long-term success.”

Oman Air Celebrates First BCF Order & Delivery at DAS23…

Dubai Air Show Recap Day 2: Boeing Continues 787/737 Orders
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As well as the SCAT Airlines order, Boeing announced the delivery and order of the first Oman Air Cargo Boeing 737-800BCF today at the Dubai Air Show.

This comes in response to the airline’s positive demand for cargo, which increased by 42% during the first half of this year.

The airline said the following on this:

“The freighter will contribute to the growth of the air cargo logistics sector in Oman and beyond, will be based at our strategically located Muscat hub and will enhance our ability to connect East and West”.

Adding to the airline’s words was Kate Schaefer, VP of Boeing Commercial Modifications:

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“The 737-800BCF brings the right payload and range to complement Oman Air’s passenger fleet with dedicated cargo capacity”.

“We are honored to partner with Oman Air Cargo to support their operation with a proven and reliable freighter.”

Ethiopian Airlines Orders Up to 67 Jets…

Dubai Air Show Recap Day 2: Boeing Continues 787/737 Orders
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The highlight of the day came from Ethiopian Airlines, who placed an order for up to 67 aircraft in another landmark deal for Boeing at the Dubai Air Show.

It is understood that the deal includes a firm order for 11 787 Dreamliners and 20 737 MAX aircraft, with options for 15 and 21 jets respectively.

Commenting on this landmark deal was Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew:

“We are pleased to announce that Ethiopian Airlines has reached a deal with Boeing to place a firm order for 31 ultra-modern airplanes, with opportunity for 36 additional jets”.

“This order will enable us to modernize and increase our fleet in support of Ethiopian Airlines’ growth plan and our Vision 2035 Strategy.”

“Through this deal, we have solidified our decades-old exemplary business partnership with Boeing.”

“The 787 Dreamliner and 737 MAX demonstrate Ethiopian Airlines’ environmentally conscious decisions and its commitment to serve passengers with the latest technologically advanced airplanes.”


The sales momentum for Boeing at the Dubai Air Show continues well, with the American planemaker selling 294 aircraft in two days.

All eyes will be on what other orders they may have in their back pocket going into Day 3, as plenty more is expected based off previous reporting that 700-800 jets could be sold by the big four.

In the meantime, all eyes will be on the American planemaker to see what other part they will have within that.

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