Boeing says it gets its biggest order ever
Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 12:06:03 UTC
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Less than a week after saying it had landed its biggest order ever, Boeing claimed Thursday it had beaten its own record with another giant offer.

This time, the order comes from Lion Air, a private carrier in Indonesia, which has ordered 230 airplanes.



 That order includes 201 of the redesigned Boeing 737 "MAX" and 29 extended-range 737s. The order was announced Thursday by the White House during President Barack Obama's trip to Bali, Indonesia.

The airplanes have a list price of $21.7 billion. Lion Air has options for 150 more, valued at $14 billion. The deal's total potential value is $35 billion.

Chicago-based Boeing Co. set the previous order record Sunday, when Dubai's Emirates ordered 50 Boeing 777s, with a total value of $18 billion.

Neither airline is likely to pay list prices. Airlines typically negotiate big discounts.







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