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Alafco to order 20 Boeing 737 Max 8s

Kuwait-based airplane leasing firm Alafco has announced a commitment at the 2012 Farnborough Airshow for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8s valued at $1.9bn at current list prices, Arabian Aerospace has reported. "This is the first commitment for the 737 MAX from the Middle East which is one of the aviation industry's highest growth regions," said Ray Conner, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Since its launch on August 30, 2011, the 737 MAX has accumulated more than 1,000 orders and commitments from 17 customers worldwide.