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Boeing (NYSE: BA ) today announced a deal to sell Aviation Capital Services, the airplane leasing division of Russian Technologies (aka Rostech), 35 of its new, re-engined 737 MAX jetliners.
The deal is valued at more than $3 billion using current list prices, according to the company.
Precise terms of the deal were not disclosed. Boeing's official price list shows that the three main versions of the 737 MAX available for sale, the MAX 7, MAX 8, and MAX 9, retail for anywhere from $82 million to $107.3 million apiece.
Historically, large purchasers of multiple planes, such as Rostech, are able to negotiate better prices than the list price. Moreover, this is Rostech's first purchase of the 737 MAX, and the first time Boeing has succeeded in selling the plane anywhere in the Commonwealth of Independent States, for that matter -- yet another factor that suggests Boeing may have sold the planes for less than list price. The first 737 MAX is scheduled for delivery in August 2018.
Boeing calls Russia and the CIS "one of the commercial aviation industry's fastest-growing regions," and believes the market there can absorb as many as 1,140 new airliners over the next 20 years.