Europe’s largest low-cost carrier Ryanair announced Tuesday its plan to buy 175 new jetliners from Boeing making it the biggest deal the U.S. plane maker has ever had from a European airlines.
Boeing is at present dealing with troubles as its flagship 787 Dreamliners have been grounded and the new order from Ryanair comes as a boost. Ryanair’s deal with Boeing is worth $15 billion for the next-generation jetliners 737-800.
Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair, said the new jets from Boeing will allow them in moving into European markets.
Recently, Lion Air of Indonesia has also ordered above 200 planes from Airbus, Boeing’s rival.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ president and CEO Ray Conner also agreed that they are carrying on even while dealing with problems.