Indian carrier Jet Airways might soon order more than 100 planes from Boeing and Airbus at the Paris Airshow. The news was revealed by a leading aviation consultancy.
A report from the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation states that Jet has already confirmed an order for 50 737 MAX planes together with up to 10 777-300ERS from Boeing. The CAPA also said that it expects an additional order of 50 Airbus A320 neo planes which will be used for Jet’s low-cost unit.
Jet Airways recently agreed to sell 24 percent stake to Abu Dhabi’s Etihad in a deal worth $380 million. The spokesperson for Jet Airways was not immediately available for comment. For many months there has been a speculation regarding an order of 100 planes by Jet Airways, a deal worth some $10 billion at list prices.
But the report still remains unconfirmed. Moreover, in recent times Boeing was gripped with a controversy due to its Dreamliner 787 aircrafts which had to face a global grounding. Later the company offered a lithium ion battery replacement, after which airlines across the globe are bringing their aircrafts in to work.