Air Lease Corp. (ALC) has finalized an order for eight more Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, valued at $936.8 million at list prices.

This new order raises California-based ALC’s total of 737 MAX orders to 138.

ALC delivered the first 737 MAX 8 to LOT Polish Airlines in December 2017.

ALC CEO and president John Plueger said the demand for new aircraft “continues to drive our forward lease placements, which remain at a very robust 97% through 2019 and 79% through 2020” during the company’s 2017 year-end results briefing in February.

The MAX aircraft have a “strong market demand,” according to ALC EVP John Poerschke.

Boeing said it has delivered more than 100 737 MAX aircraft to more than 20 customers, including four to ALC, with the fifth delivering in May 2018.

Linda Blachly