United Airlines rounded off a strong Farnborough show for Boeing by ordering 100 reengined 737-9 MAXs and 50 737-900ERs in a deal worth $14.7 billion at list prices (see chart). United President/CEO Jeff Smisek says the deal was signed after lengthy negotiations with Airbus and Boeing, as well as engine suppliers CFM and Pratt & Whitney. In 2010 United, which flies A319s and A320s and is not a customer for the 737 Next Generation family, merged with Continental, a major 737 NG operator ...
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