The majority of the 50 Boeing 737-900ERs and 737 MAX aircraft Alaska Airlines just ordered will be for fleet replacement, the carrier’s CFO tells Aviation Week. “We plan to use two-thirds of these aircraft for fleet replacement and one-third to position us for very modest growth over the next decade,” Brandon Pedersen says of the Oct. 10 firm order for 20 737-8s, 17 737-9s and 13 737-900ERs, in a deal worth $5 billion at list prices. In addition to the 50 aircraft on firm order, ...

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