TAROM (RO, Bucharest Henri Coanda) has entered into a lease agreement with CDB Aviation for two B737-8s, to be delivered between December 2025 and January 2026, the lessor announced.

The two B737 MAX jets, sourced from CDB Aviation’s Boeing orderbook, will support the state-owned carrier’s fleet modernisation drive and will be joined by five more it ordered directly from Boeing, which are expected to be delivered in 2026.

The two aircraft will be the first TAROM leases from CDB Aviation. The ch-aviation fleets module shows that the airline currently leases one B737-800 from BBAM, two B737-800s from BCC Equipment Leasing, one B737-800 from Carlyle Aviation Partners, and four ATR72-600s from Nordic Aviation Capital.

Earlier this year, TAROM’s board of directors decided to sue lessor Minsheng Financial Leasing for delays in the delivery of four dry-leased B737-8s, ch-aviation reported.

The European Commission recently approved Romanian state aid for TAROM worth EUR95.26 million euros (USD102.3 million), which included an urgent allocation worth USD13 million from a budgetary reserve fund to pay for advance payments on a B737 MAX lease.

According to the ch-aviation fleets module, TAROM’s fleet comprises 18 aircraft, including four A318-100s, two ATR72-500s, four ATR72-600s, four B737-700s, and four B737-800s.