Boeing, TAROM Romanian Air Transport announce order for five Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes

Deal includes support from Boeing Global Services on current and new airplanes

July 16, 2018 Photo(s): By Boeing

Boeing and TAROM (Romanian Air Transport), the national carrier of Romania, today announced they signed an order for five 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The $586 million order, at current list prices, was previously listed as unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website.

"This is an exciting time for TAROM as we upgrade our fleet and build strong partnerships that will benefit all of our passengers," said Wolff Werner-Wilhelm, TAROM Airlines CEO. "The 737 MAX will provide our customers with exceptional performance, reliability and efficiency, with an extended range that will enable us to better serve our current routes and open new markets. This new acquisition represents a true statement of change for TAROM."

The 737 MAX 8 incorporates the latest CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency and reliability in the single-aisle airplane market. The jet also features the Boeing Sky Interior, which provides larger overhead bins and other comforts to elevate the passenger experience.

"We are delighted that TAROM is joining the 737 MAX family as they grow their fleet and expand their network," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company. "When combined with support from our Boeing Global Services team, the MAX 8 will enable TAROM to offer a consistent and exceptional passenger experience while maximizing revenue potential at the best cost per seat in the industry."