Boeing Wins Order From Delta in Much-Needed Air Show Boost

Boeing Co. announced a firm order for 100 of its 737 Max 10 jetliners from Delta Air Lines Inc., its opening salvo at the Farnborough air show that the US planemaker hopes will provide a boost after it fell behind arch-rival Airbus SE.

The purchase includes an option for 30 additional jets, the companies announced at the event on Monday. Should Delta convert the options into firm orders, the deal has a value of about $17.6 billion, though customers typically get steep discounts on large purchases.