Deal biggest single order for lightweight passenger jet. (Reuters)
SEATTLE (US), German low-cost airline Air Berlin said on Saturday it ordered 25 of Boeing Co.’s new 787Dreamliner planes, in a deal worth $4 billions in list prices.
lightweight, fuel-efficient plane from a European carrier.
Boeng said it now has 677 firm orders for 787s. The first of the planes is set to roll out of Boeing’s everett, Washington, plant on Sunday, and it set for its first test flight in August or September and first delivery in May next year. Air berlin, based in the German capital, is Europe third largest low-fare carrier. The airline is looking to add long-haul destination to its route network eith the addition of the mid-sized, longrange 787s, which can easily reach Asia and the United States from Germany.
IN addition to the 25 firm orders, Air Berlin said it had taken options tto buy a further 10 787s and had agreed purchased rights — the loosest form of commitment in the process of buying an airplane — on another 15.
Air berlin did not announce an engine supplier for its 787s.
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