Boeing receives orders for 26 Dreamliners

DUBAI — The Boeing Company announced a firm order worth approximately $2.7 billion for 20 787 Dreamliners with four additional options from International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC)yesterday. The deliveries are scheduled to begin in January 2010. ILFC is the first leasing company to be announced as a 787 customer.

By Moushumi Das Chaudhury

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Published: Tue 22 Nov 2005, 10:43 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 5:23 PM

Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer Alan Mulally said: “ This is a great day for the 787 and our partnership with ILFC. The Dreamliner is the market leader because it provides what passengers and airlines want, superior value and passenger comfort that will allow travellers to go where they want to go, when they want to go, efficiently and affordably."

Boeing also received an order for six 787 Dreamliners from Low-Cost Aircraft Leasing (LCAL) yesterday. The orders are valued at approximately $ 780 million and deliveries will being in September 2009.

Scott Carson, vice-president of sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said: "LCAL's low-cost business model and single-fleet concept represent a different, creative approach to the industry. And its selection of the 787 as its preferred product for its low-cost business is validation of the Dreamliner's appeal across a broad spectrum of customers.

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