Norwegian confirms order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

US aerospace and defence company Boeing and Oslo-based low-cost airline Norwegian have announced a firm order for 100 fuel-efficient 737 MAX aircraft and 22 Next-Generation 737-800s.

The total order is valued at $11.4bn (£7.3bn) at list prices and represents the largest-ever Boeing order from a European airline, as well as the first European firm order for the 737 MAX.

With the Norwegian order, the 737 MAX has orders and commitments for more than 1,000 aircraft from 15 customers and the Next-Generation 737 range has orders for more than 6,300 aircraft.

Norwegian currently operates a fleet of 62 aircraft, comprising 48 Next-Generation 737-800s and 14 737-300s.