Ryanair, providing Boeing with a much-needed orderbook boost, signed a landmark deal to acquire up 150 new 737-800s for its aggressive expansion plans. The order includes 100 firm aircraft and 50 options over an eight-year period, with deliveries starting this year. The Ryanair deal is the largest, single, firm order ever made for Next Generation 737s and has a catalog value of $9.1 billion, including options. The low-cost operator, however, paid far less for the aircraft, sources said, ...

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