Boeing signed a $3.5 billion worth deal (at list prices) with aircraft leasing company Jackson Square Aviation. The order, announced at Farnborough Airshow 2018, entails 30 737 MAX 8 planes.

"Today's order is an exciting moment in the history of Jackson Square Aviation," Toby Bright, CEO of Jackson Square Aviation is quoted as saying in a statement by Boeing. "We are excited to become even more of a full-service partner for our airline customers by expanding our fleet of 737 MAX airplanes as global demand for narrow-body jets continues to rise."

"The MAX is quickly becoming an important part of our portfolio and we look forward to offering this modern, fuel-efficient and reliable aircraft to airlines around the world.  We have carefully evaluated how speculative orders can enhance our long-term business model, and this transaction signifies the next step in that development," Bright added.

Jackson Square Aviation is a full-service commercial aircraft lessor based in San Francisco, United States. It provides a variety of fleet and financial solutions to airlines such as sale and leaseback financing, PDP financing, and leasing solutions from its existing fleet of over 180 aircraft. The company is also a member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited (MUL) group.