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Budget airline Ryanair on Thursday ordered 75 additional Boeing 737 MAX jets with a catalogue value of $9 billion, throwing a commercial lifeline to the embattled U.S. planemaker after regulators lifted a 20-month safety ban.

The order from the Irish airline, Europe’s biggest low-cost carrier and one of Boeing’s most important customers, is the largest for the jet since 2018 before two fatal crashes led to its grounding.

Ryanair already has 135 of the 197-seat MAX 200 on order, and expects to receive its first jet early next year.

Ryanair did not disclose the price it will pay, but traders say deals typically include discounts in excess of 50% of catalogue prices.