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Boeing receives $8B order from China Eastern Airlines

Boeing Co. has received an order from China Eastern Airlines for 80 737 jets worth more than $8 billion at list prices.

The Chicago-based airplane maker said the order is China’s largest-ever deal by an airline for single-aisle airplanes.

“We share an enduring partnership with China Eastern and we are excited to see that the 737 family of airplanes will play an important role in their continued success,” said Ihssane Mounir, a vice president of sales and marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

China Eastern’s order is a mix of Next Generation 737 and 737 Max jets. Bloomberg reported the airline is selling 15 older 737-300s and five 757s back to the planemaker.

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