Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (GOL) has placed an order with Boeing for 135 737 MAX aircraft to renew its current fleet.

The order includes 105 737 MAX 8 and 30 737 MAX 10 planes.

Between June and this month, GOL had already received the first three MAX 8 aircraft and deployed them for commercial service.

GOL is expected to receive four additional MAX 8 aircraft by the end of the year to replace its existing next generation (NG) models.

Deliveries are scheduled to be fully completed by 2028, further enabling GOL to conduct additional long-haul flights.

GOL chief financial officer Richard Lark said: “The additional range of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft allows us to expand our operations abroad and to improve efficiency via a younger and more modern fleet.”

“By standardising our fleet with the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, we will lower costs, increase productivity and be more operationally agile.”

He added: “By standardising our fleet with the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, we will lower costs, increase productivity and be more operationally agile. It gives us greater flexibility to carry out maintenance and exchanges of aircraft across the network.

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“The same aircraft can be used in both domestic and international segments. This will ensure we continue to provide the exceptional travelexperience for customers that sets GOL apart, with on-time departures in state-of-the-art aircraft.”

GOL’s pilots, engineers and technicians have supported Boeing in the development of its new 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

The aircraft features advanced technology to provide improved operational performance and a range of over 4,000 miles to allow GOL to fly to new destinations.

GOL’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet is also equipped with new technologies to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

The company’s new 737 MAX 10 aircraft is designed to carry 30 additional passengers, and the MAX 8 seating configuration can carry up to 186 passengers.

Deployment of the first 737 MAX 10 aircraft into commercial service is expected to take place by 2022.