Boeing signs record £14.2 billion order with Lion Air

By @ibtimes on

Boeing Co said on Tuesday it signed its largest ever commercial airplane order with Indonesia's Lion Air in a deal worth $22.4 billion (14.2 billion pounds).

Boeing said Lion Air, Indonesia's largest carrier by passenger volume, has ordered 230 airplanes, including 201 737 MAXs and 29 next-generation 737-900 ERs.

Lion Air will also acquire purchase rights for an additional 150 airplanes, Boeing said.

The announcement was made in a statement at the Singapore airshow.

In November, Lion Air announced the original massive order during U.S. President Barack Obama's Asia-Pacific tour. Europe's Airbus had accused the United States of applying political pressure to secure the deal.

(Reporting by Sakthi Prasad; Editing by Matt Driskill)

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