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Farnborough: United Airlines Orders Four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

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Farnborough: United Airlines Orders Four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Farnborough: United Airlines Orders Four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
July 16
08:03 2018

FARNBOROUGH — United Airlines has announced an order for four more additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at around $1.1 billion per current list prices.

It was finalized this year and was listed as unidentified on Boeing’s website previously.

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“These new 787 aircraft are another step in our wide-body replacement strategy, and we will continue to roll out new announcements in the future as we implement our comprehensive fleet plan,” said Gerry Laderman, United’s senior vice president of finance and acting chief financial officer.

“The 787 allows us to provide our customers with an industry-leading onboard experience and continues to be a vital part of our fleet,” he added.

This purchase now means that United have ordered a total of 55 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

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The 787-9 is the longest range of the variant and United can benefit from flying up to 7,635 nautical miles on one tank.

United is one of the leading carriers that has taken advantage of the fuel efficiency and range of the -9, offering services such as Houston to Sydney and San Francisco to Singapore.

Ihssane Mounir, Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company, established:

“There is no better validation from a customer than a repeat purchase.”

“We are delighted that a leading carrier such as United Airlines has placed yet another order for the 787 Dreamliner,” he shared.

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“Their trust and confidence in the 787 speak to the airplane’s unmatched capabilities and superior value.”

“We look forward to delivering more Dreamliners to United for many years to come,” he concluded.

Boeing 787

The entire 787 Dreamliner family has made possible more than 180 new non-stop routes.

The 787 is the fastest selling twin-aisle aircraft in history with nearly 1,400 sold and more than 700 delivered to customers.

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Since entering service in 2011, the aircraft type has carried 255 million passengers and has saved a total of 25 billion pounds of fuel.

It is a good order for Boeing to have and ascertains the strength that this program also has. It is also great news for the -9 program also as it shows that there is demand for the longer range jets.

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