Leasing firm Avolon strikes plane deal with Boeing

FARNBOROUGH England (Reuters) - U.S. planemaker Boeing <BA.N> said on Monday leasing firm Avolon had committed to buying six 787-9 aircraft and five additional 737 MAX 9 planes worth over $2 billion at list prices.

The deal marks the first time that Dublin-based Avolon, which is working towards an initial public offering, has ordered twin-aisle aircraft.

(Reporting by Tim Hepher, editing by Louise Heavens)