SMBC Aviation Capital Orders 25 Boeing 737-8 MAX Jets

Boeing and SMBC Aviation Capital have announced the airplane lessor is ordering 25 737-8 Max Jets.

The new order increases SMBC’s backlog to 81 737 MAX jets focused on the market-leading 737-8.

With travel demand surging around the globe, lessors are looking to increase their single-aisle portfolios to provide airlines with more fuel-efficient jets capable of operating across various route networks.  

Noteworthy, the 737-8 provides flexibility across airline’s networks while reducing fuel use and emissions by up to 20% and on average.
Each airplane will save up to 8 million pounds of CO2 emissions annually compared to those airplanes it replaces.
The 737-8’s incredible versatility and unrivalled fuel-efficiency makes it a key asset for the leasing community in its drive to help airlines achieve sustainability and efficiency goals.

The 737-8 seats 162 to 210 passengers depending on configuration with a range of 3,500 nautical miles and operates profitably on short- and medium-haul routes.

Notably, Boeing has secured more than 400 737 MAX family orders in 2023.