U.S.-based Boeing has concluded an agreement with Panama's Copa Airlines for a $6.6 billion purchase of 61 airline jets on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas.
The deal for the 737-MAX planes will be signed during a meeting between President Barack Obama and Panamanian President Carlos Varela, who is hosting this year's conclave of Western Hemishere nations.
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Officials say the deal is the biggest between Panamanian and U.S. companies.
Copa says it will use the planes for its longer South American routes.
The 737 is the best-selling jet in the history of aviation. The MAX is a new version of it with more fuel efficient engines.
Associated Press writer Scott Mayerowitz in New York contributed to this report