Ryanair has ordered 300 new Boeing 737-MAX-10 aircraft with a list price value of over $40bn, with the delivery of the 150 firm and 150 optional aircraft to be carried out between 2027 and 2033. The phased deliveries, the largest order of US-manufactured goods ever placed by an Irish company, will create more than 10,000 new high-paid jobs for pilots, cabin crew and engineers.

With 228 seats, the B737-MAX-10 will facilitate the airline’s disciplined traffic growth of 80% from 168m in March 2023 to 300m p.a. by March 2034. Half of the airline’s older B737NGs are also expected to be replaced with the new deliveries, contributing to Ryanair’s reputation as one of Europe’s youngest and most fuel-efficient aircraft fleets.

“Ryanair is pleased to sign this record aircraft order for up to 300 MAX-10s with our aircraft partner Boeing,” said Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair Group. “These new, fuel-efficient, greener-technology aircraft offer 21% more seats, burn 20% less fuel and are 50% quieter than our B737-NGs. This order, coupled with our remaining game-changer deliveries, will create 10,000 new jobs for highly paid aviation professionals over the next decade.”

Dave Calhoun, President and CEO of Boeing, added: “Nearly a quarter century after our companies signed our first direct airplane purchase, this landmark deal will further strengthen our partnership. We are committed to delivering for Ryanair and helping Europe’s largest airlines group achieve its goals by offering its customers the lowest fares in Europe.”

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