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Jet Airways eyes order for another 75 Boeing 737 Maxes

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India’s fast-growing Jet Airways is considering whether to buy another 75 Boeing Max jets on top of the 75 Max 8 aircraft it ordered two years ago.

Deliveries of the airline’s first batch of 737 Max 8 single aisle jets will start in 2018. New CEO Vinay Dube is weighing plans to buy more aircraft in the next couple of months, according to news reports in India that were later confirmed by Jet Airways.

A deal for 75 Maxes could be worth more than $9 billion for Boeing (NYSE: BA) at list prices, though large airline clients enjoy huge discounts of up to 50 percent on volume purchases.

The order would be a welcome boost to Boeing’s Renton 12,000-employee manufacturing plant where the 737 Max is made, and for Boeing suppliers in the Puget Sound region that make parts for the aircraft.

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