An Indian low-cost airline, SpiceJet, confirmed orders Monday for 30 Boeing 737-800s.
The new aircraft will be equipped with Boeing’s fuel-saving blended winglets and the company’s new Sky Interior which features reconfigured overhead bins, LED lighting and improved passenger service panels.
The value of the order is $2.3 billion, but airlines commonly negotiate lower prices. The announcement was timed to coincide with President Barack Obama’s trip to the country.
The 737-800, like all 737s, is built in Boeing’s Renton plant. The 800 is the middle-sized offering in the 737 range. It has become the most popular of Boeing’s four 737 models.