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SpiceJet inducts first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft


Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS): Budget airlines SpiceJet on Friday said it has inducted its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft that forms part of a $22 billion purchase deal signed with the American aircraft manufacturer.

"SpiceJet had signed a $22 billion deal with Boeing for up to 205 aircraft in 2017 and this is the first aircraft delivery from that order," a company statement said here.

"These new airplanes will enable us to open new routes, and will dramatically reduce noise pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Passengers will benefit from a large number of premium seats and, for the first time in India, broadband internet on board," SpiceJet Chairman Ajay Singh said in a statement.

"India is a fast growing market for commercial airplanes and services," said Boeing Senior Vice President (Commercial Sales and Marketing) Ihssane Mounir.


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