Far Eastern Air Transport signed leases for 11 B737 MAX 8s, becoming the first Taiwanese carrier to operate the new aircraft. The first two MAX 8s are scheduled for delivery in late 2019.

FAT expects delivery of all 11 aircraft between 2019 and 2023, with two per year in 2019 to 2022, and remaining three in 2023 -- all on lease from an undisclosed lessor.

The MAX will replace the carrier's eight MD80s.