Tarom (RO, Bucharest Otopeni) has ordered five B737-8s from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) as part of its fleet renewal plans.

In a statement made during the ongoing 2018 Farnborough Air Show, the state-owned carrier also confirmed it would lease an additional two B737-800s from an unspecified lessor. Some of the aircraft will deliver around 2023, Tarom added.

Tarom currently operates four A318-100s, seven ATR42-500s, two ATR72-500s, four B737-300s, four B737-700s, and four B737-800s.

The carrier's CEO Wolff Werner-Wilhelm told ch-aviation in June this year that the new Boeing jets, both the NGs and the MAXes, will, at first, replace the outgoing B737-300s and then be used for growth. He has also said that the two newly leased B737-800s will deliver by the end of Summer 2018, joining the two ex-Malaysia Airlines units of the type which Tarom took earlier this year.