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Lion Air becomes second disclosed 737 MAX customer, buys 201

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Lion Air Commitment for up to 380 Boeing 737s

AFP is reporting out of Jakarta, Indonesia this morning that low-cost carrier Lion Air, who served as launch customer for the Boeing 737-900ER, has placed a record $21.7 billion order for 230 737s, including 201 737 Max aircraft.

The order is said to include options for 150 additional aircraft.

According to the reports, the announcement was paired with President Barack Obama's arrival in Indonesia and comes just days after Boeing broke its own order record with Emirates' $18 billion purchase of 50 777-300ER.

Boeing has not yet confirmed the report, nor has it disclosed the list price of any of its 737 MAX models.

Lion AIr joins American Airlines as the second disclosed customer to commit to the 737 MAX, whose commitments stand at 700 from nine customers. Boeing has not yet to firmed any orders for its recently launched CFM International Leap-1B powered 737.

UPDATE 9:35 AM: Boeing confirms the order, which currently stands as a commitment for 230 737 family aircraft, with options for 150 more.

UPDATE 10:34 AM: My first pass at the story: Lion Air commits to up to 380 Boeing 737s

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