United Airlines is ordering 150 new 737 jetliners from Boeing in a massive deal worth 14-point-seven-billion dollars. The deal was announced by executives of both airlines Thursday morning in Chicago. United President and CEO Jeff Smisek said the order will give the airline's customers the modern features and reliability of new Boeing airplanes, while also making the fleet more economical.
Ray Conner, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, says the company is delighted that United has chosen the 737 for its fleet. Boeing says the order makes the 737 the first commercial airliner to surpass 10-thousand orders. It caps a week of wheeling and dealing at the Farnborough Airshow in England, where Boeing has raked in at least 18-point-seven billion dollars in deals after showing off the 737 MAX and 787 Dreamliner.