Boeing and ALC finalise deal for B787-9 and B787-10 Dreamliners

19 Sep 2013 by Clement Huang

Boeing and Air Lease Corporation (ALC) have completed an order for 30 B787-10 and three B787-9 Dreamliners.

The order is valued at US$9.4 billion at list prices, and was originally announced during the 2013 Paris Air Show in June.

Boeing has just completed its first test flight for the B787-9 (see here), and will be looking to roll the aircraft out in mid-2014 to launch customer, Air New Zealand.

It will measure six metres longer than the B787-8, allowing it to carry between 250 to 290 passengers on routes of 8,000 to 8,500 nautical miles (14,800 to 15,750 km).

The B787-10 will see a further enhancement by carrying 300 to 330 passengers up to 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km), or more than 90 per cent of the world’s twin aisle routes.

Boeing expects to make first delivery of the B787-10 in 2018. Singapore Airlines will be the launch customer, having placed an order for 30 of the aircraft.

As an aircraft leasing company, ALC’s customers include the likes of Cathay Pacific, Garuda Indonesia, and Korean Air.

The deal for the 787-9s and 787-10s adds to the more than 180 Boeing airplanes that ALC already has on order including Next-Generation 737-800s, 737 MAX 8s and 9s, and 777-300ERs.

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Clement Huang

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