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Air Canada to Take Delivery of Eight Boeing 737-8

DALLAS — Air Canada (AC) has entered into an agreement with BOC Aviation for eight Boeing 737-8 aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2024.

The airline says the Boeing 737 MAX jets, powered by CFM LEAP-1B engines, will enter into service in 2025 after modifications, including a single Economy class layout for initial operations.

At a later date, they will be reconfigured to match the carrier's narrow-body onboard experience, including its two-cabin standard. AC has 40 Boeing 737-8 listed on its website.

C-GEPB, Air Canada Boeing 737-8 MAX @KLAX. Photo: Michael rodeback/Airways

Comments from Air Canada, BOC Aviation

"We look forward to these aircraft entering into service next year, upon the completion of some required modifications. These eight, brand-new, fuel- and cost-efficient 737-8s will provide more fleet flexibility and additional capacity while supporting one of our sustainability goals of mitigating emissions," said Michael Rousseau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada.  

"We are pleased that Canada's flag carrier, Air Canada, is working with us once again as it strengthens its network," said Steven Townend, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of BOC Aviation.

"Continued growth in passenger travel is stimulating demand for aircraft, which we have been able to address for Air Canada in this transaction with eight aircraft delivering from our 100 per cent latest technology orderbook."

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