DUBAI—Boeing Co. received 50 orders for its grounded 737 MAX, a boost for the embattled plane maker as it continues to deal with the fallout from two fatal crashes involving the jet.
Kazakhstan’s Air Astana, which is a customer of the rival Airbus
SE A320neo, said in a letter of intent Tuesday it would buy 30 MAX jets, marking a miniature coup for Boeing
. The commitment is valued at $3.6 billion.
The U.S. manufacturer also signed a separate deal for 20 of the aircraft from an undisclosed customer at the international air show here, according to a person familiar with the agreement.
That order is expected to be announced at a separate ceremony in the airline customer’s home market and is valued at $2.3 billion.
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