Boeing Co. says an aircraft leasing company has ordered 33 of its 737-800s jets.
The 737 is a workhorse, and Boeing sells more of them than any of its other planes. List prices for the order announced Tuesday would be $2.6 billion, although discounts are common.
The planes are under firm order to International Lease Finance Corp. The same company also said it intends to buy 100 Airbus A320 jets _ a direct competitor to the 737.
ILFC is a unit of the troubled insurance giant American International Group Inc. ILFC has raised some $15 billion in financing over the past year, and said some of that money will be used for the new jets. It did not say which airline would be leasing them after deliveries begin next year.