• Virgin Australia announces an order for 23 737 MAXs

    July 06, 2012
    Virgin Australia has become the first Australian airline to finalise an order for the new 737 MAX. The airline finalised a firm order for 23 fuel-efficient 737 MAX airplanes, with options for four additional 737 MAX airplanes.

    The 737 MAX will deliver big savings with its CFM International LEAP-18 engines, reducing fuel use by an additional 13 percent over today’s most fuel-efficient single-aisle airplanes. The aircraft’s more efficient structural design, less engine thrust and less required maintenance also add up to substantial cost advantages for airline customers.