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    China’s Air Carrier Orders 10 Next-Generation Boeing Passenger Jets

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    The Chinese air carrier Xiamen Airlines has placed a $960 million order for ten next-generation 737-model airliners, Boeing announced in a press release on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Xiamen Airlines was founded in 1984 as China’s first joint venture between the nation’s Civil Aviation Administration and a municipal government, the release explained.

    "The 737-800 is the best-selling version of the highly successful Next-Generation 737 family," Boeing Senior Vice President for Northeast Asia Sales Ihssane Mounir said in the release. "We are pleased to see the 737-800 continues to play an important role in Xiamen Airlines' fleet expansion."

    Xiamen Airlines now operates a fleet of 135 airliners, including six 787-8 Dreamliners, according to the release.

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