Boeing receives order for 60 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes

Boeing announced that it’s received an order for 60 Boeing 737 MAX airliners from Brazil’s GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes valued at $6 billion at list prices.

GOL plans to use the planes to increase its operational efficiency and reduce costs, Boeing said.

It’s the largest airplane order from a single airline in South America’s aviation history, it said.

The 737 MAX is an upgraded Boeing 737 Next-Generation airplane that will be equipped with new engines, called LEAP-1B, from CFM International, and winglets.

Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, which builds the 737 fuselage, will build the fuselage for the MAX.

Boeing says the MAX will reduce fuel burn and CO2 emissions and lower operating costs.

The company now has 724 firm orders for the airplane.