FARNBOROUGH – Boeing has announced that two undisclosed customers have placed agreements to buy a total of 15 787-9 Dreamliners valued at around $4.2 billion at list prices.
One of the airlines is to become a new 787 customer, with the second airline adding 787’s to their existing fleet, which is all Boeing gave to us regarding information.
“This is the Dreamliner effect. New airline customers are drawn to the potential for greater fuel efficiency and range and super passenger amenities while existing customers have experienced all of these advantages first hand and want to grow their fleet with more 787 Dreamliners,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing for The Boeing Company. “The strong market preference for the 787 is securing its status as the fastest-selling widebody aeroplane in history.”
This order is continuing on the momentum that the 787 is experiencing this year and this week at Farnborough with nearly 100 net orders for the 787 this year, alongside the other commitments that are still to be finalized over the course of this year.
These customers will be able to enjoy lower operating costs by 20% compared to the previous aircraft, and nearly 10% compared to their competitors.
The aircraft can fly up to 290 passengers and travel up to 7,635 nautical miles on one tank, making it the longest-range 787 out of the family. This has been clearly seen with Qantas’ non-stop services to Perth from Heathrow.
All-in-all, it is yet again good news for Boeing, who will be wanting to ramp up as many Dreamliner orders as possible to make the backlog larger. These orders are ultimately conserving job security, which means guaranteed revenues in the long-term for Boeing.