Largest aircraft orders
The biggest ever commercial aircraft order for the US manufacturer Boeing was made by budget carrier Lion Air. The Indonesian carrier's innovative move made airline history, jumping at the opportunity to extend its 737 Boeing family. The order for a whopping 230 aircraft’s at $US 22.4 billion was the single largest commercial airline contract, consisting of 201 Boeing 737-MAX planes and 29 next-generation 737-900ERs, with purchase rights on an additional 150 planes. By securing a record-breaking order, Lion Air is the first airline in Asia to purchase and fly the technologically advanced 737-MAX aircraft. The first delivery will commence in 2017 and will extend to the year 2026.