SkyTeam member AeroMexico has been working with Boeing, and has today announced it has signed a letter of intent for a fleet of aircraft.
The letter of intent is up for the following:
- A mix of 90 737-MAX 8 Series and 737-MAX 9 Series (To be powered using CFM International LEAP-1B engines)
- Ten Boeing 787-9’s (To be powered using GE Aviation GEnx-1B engines)
At list prices, this is worth a cool $10.8 billion, with the engines worth a very very pretty penny too.
The 787s will be powered by GE Aviation GEnx-1B engines. GE said the total list value of the deal was $400 million. The Rolls-Royce Trent is also available for the 787.
For Aeromexico who operate a fleet of comparatively modern aircraft (Boeing 737-700’s, 737-800’s, 767-200ER, 767-300ER and 777-200ER’s, whilst its regional fleet operates is an Embraer operation), its quick to see that the 737-MAX series aircraft are being used for expansion of services, whilst the 787-9’s are replacing the 767-200ER/300ER and even to a point, replacing the 777-200ER’s in service.
AeroMexico already is expanding with an anticipated 10 extra 737-800’s to be leased with 10 Embraer E-190’s coming soon.
With an expansion like this, expect more routes from Mexican cities to pop up soon enough…