CIT Group has placed an order for 38 Boeing Co. 737s, the companies said Tuesday.
The leasing company also has purchase rights for another seven aircraft.
Deliveries for the Renton-built 737s are scheduled through 2017. The order includes 15 737-900 Extended Range jets and 23 737-800 aircraft.
This is the largest order that CIT has placed for Boeing aircraft, according to a Boeing press statement.
This order of Next-Generation Boeing aircraft reflects our efforts to maintain one of the youngest and most technologically advanced fleets in the industry,” said C. Jeffrey Knittel, president of transportation finance at CIT.
CIT owns or finances a fleet of more than 300 aircraft. As of Sept. 30, 2010, CIT had 140 Boeing airplanes. The leasing company has 111 aircraft on order — 58 from Boeing, including this new order.