ORDERS! AIR CANADA JUST ANNOUNCE HUGE 737 MAX ORDERS
The Toronto based airline and national airline of Canada the Air Canada team just announce their plans to order Boeing Next Generation of narrow body aircrafts the Boeing 737 Max:
Air Canada official agreement would include commitments, options and rights to purchase up to 109 Boeing 737 MAXs Jets!
When finalized, the firm orders are expected to be worth more than $6.5 billion at list prices. Agreement includes 61 firm orders plus 18 options and rights to purchase an additional 30 Max Jets. Boeing stated the Air Canada orders would include; Max 8 aircrafts and the Max 9 aircrafts. Air Canada’s order agreement with Boeing, is subject to completion of final documentation and other conditions, includes firm orders for 33 737 MAX 8 aircrafts and 28 737 MAX 9 aircraft with substitution rights between them as well as for the 737 MAX 7 aircraft. It also provides for options for 18 aircraft and rights to purchase an additional 30. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2017 with 2 aircraft, 16 aircraft in 2018, 18 aircraft in 2019, 16 aircraft in 2020 and 9 aircraft in 2021, subject to deferral and acceleration rights.
Here is Boeing official Statements:
“We’re honored that Air Canada chose Boeing to lead its fleet renewal plan,”
Said Brad McMullen, vice president of North America Sales.
“We know the 737 MAX will provide the airline and its customers with an experience that can’t be matched”
Air Canada CEO and President; Calin Rovinescu, Also made an official statements
“We are pleased to announce our agreement with Boeing for the purchase of 737 MAX aircraft as part of the ongoing modernization of Air Canada’s fleet,” said Calin Rovinescu.
Air Canada Current Fleets Information:
Air Canada currently has an extensive fleet of wide body jets from both Boeing and Airbus; back a few years ago Air Canada operated the Boeing 767 wide body aircrafts along with Boeing 777 Ultra long Haul Wide body aircraft and Airbus A 330 family of wide bodies and the Airbus A340 Wide bodies: However the company has been eliminating the Airbus A 340 Aircrafts from its fleet and orders 767 jets. Air Canada Boeing 777-300ER and 777-200LR aircraft are becoming the backbone of the airlines Medium to Long Haul operations until the Boeing 787 Dreamliner come in to replace both the 767 aircrafts and older A330 aircrafts.
Their short to medium haul operations are currently operated by Embraer E190 aircraft; Airbus A320 Family of Jets. From the short haul Airbus A319 to the middle child A320 and the big boy A321 for Caribbean operation; Air Canada currently do not fly any Boeing single-aisle aircrafts, which includes the narrow bodied 737 NG aircrafts.
Air Canada Regional operations was handle buy a sub-brand known as Air Canada Jazz however over the pass 2-3 Years the Air Canada Jazz brand has became; Air Canada Express, which operates a fleet of Canada owns Bombinder Regional aircrafts.
Launched in December 2012, Air Canada rouge (IATA: RV; ICAO: ROU; Callsign: ROUGE) is a leisure carrier that began service on July 1, 2013. Air Canada re-assigned two Boeing 767-300s and two Airbus A319s to the new airline. Future fleet is targeted at 50 aircraft. Destinations include Venice, Edinburgh, Dublin (2014), Athens, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Costa Rica. New Destinations starting mid-fall 2013 include Toronto – Cancun, Toronto-Las Vegas, Toronto-Orlando & Toronto – Sarasota. In 2014 Montreal – Las Vegas & Montreal – Orlando will begin. The carrier is fully integrated into the Air Canada mainline and Air Canada Express networks. Flights are sold with AC flight numbers, but are listed as “operated by Air Canada Rouge”
Air Canada Current Aircraft and Orders:
Boeing 737 MAX 8
Boeing 737 MAX 9
AIR CANADA ROUGE: has a Total of 10 aircraft:
2 Boeing 767
8 Airbus A319
Adding to current 174 Aircrafts
Bring an official grand total to 184 Total Aircrafts
AIR CANADA JETZ: has 8 total aircrafts:
3 Airbus A319
5 Airbus A320
AC Jetz 8 Total Aircrafts + Air Canada 184 Network Aircrafts
Total of 192 Aircrafts in Air Canada Network
Air Canada Full Network Fleet
Grand Total Aircrafts – 192 With 100 Aircrafts on Order
97 Airbus Aircrafts in Network – With 0 On Orders
45 Embraer Aircrafts in Network – With 0 On Orders
50 Boeing Aircrafts in Network – With 100 Aircrafts On Orders
PLEASE NOTE – These numbers do es not includes Air Canada Express Network – Which as mention is operated by a didn’t company