Vietjet and Boeing confirm order for 200 planes; Airline signs deal with Rolls for Trent-700s

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Vietjet and Boeing have reached an agreement to reaffirm the previously announced order for 200 737 MAX aircraft. Both parties will execute a flexible aircraft delivery schedule to support Vietjet’s growth plans as traffic across the world continues to recover. The first 50 aircraft will be delivered to Thai Vietjet, Vietjet’s subsidiary in Thailand. As part of the agreement, Boeing agrees to support Vietjet with technical services, training, technology transfer, research and development (R&D), to ensure sustainable and sustainable growth with the highest levels of efficiency, reliability and affordability.

“We are honored to continue our partnership with Vietjet to provide affordable passenger service in one of the fastest growing aviation regions in the world,” said John Bruns, Vice President, Sales and Marketing India and South Asia. -East, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The 737 Max, with its efficiency, flexibility and capabilities, will support Vietjet’s goal of expanding its route network in Asia and beyond.”

Vietjet and Boeing previously signed order contracts totaling 200 B737 Max with a maintenance and technical assistance package. The first order for 100 B737 Max was announced in 2016, a remarkable deal for one of the most modern aircraft designs at the time. In 2019, the two parties brought the total order to 200 aircraft, making the order a record for Boeing.

Vietjet General Manager Dinh Viet Phuong said, “Today’s agreement is an important milestone in the long-standing relationship of trust between Vietjet and Boeing, as well as in the commercial relationship between Vietnam and the United States. Given the recent aviation infrastructure constraints in Vietnam, the first 50 aircraft will be delivered to Thai Vietjet, with Vietjet’s signature livery. These Boeing planes will soon take off to the Thai skies with investments of international financial resources.

The Vietjet order is expected to create 200,000 jobs in the US labor market and create a total value of approximately $35 billion, including aircraft orders and engine engineering services.

Vietjet will operate more Rolls Royce A330 powered by Trent-700

(PHOTO: Vietjet)

Vietjet and Rolls-Royce have signed a contract to supply Trent 700 engines and TotalCare, Rolls-Royce engine maintenance and technical services, to power up to 10 A330 aircraft. The Trent 700 is the engine specifically designed for this A330 aircraft and is widely recognized for its exceptional efficiency and reliability. With over 65 million hours in service, the Trent 700 provides airlines with world-class reliability, with a dispatch rate of 99.9%. JThe engine will be optimized with TotalCare Services, providing improved aircraft availability and operational certainty for the entire A330 fleet.

Ewen McDonald, Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace, Chief Customer Officer, said: “We are delighted to execute this service agreement with Vietjet as the airline begins operating wide-body aircraft and expands its network into long-haul operations. . We look forward to supporting their Trent 700 fleet for many years to come.

Vietjet entered into service its first A330 at the end of 2021 and currently has two A330s in its fleet. The airline will continue growth its wide-body fleet to better serve its expanding international flight network in the future.


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