Today Boeing announced several new huge orders.
Boeing Finalizes 787 Order with Vietnam Airlines and Vietnam Aircraft Leasing
Vietnam Airlines and Vietnam Aircraft Leasing Co. (VALC) have finalized an order for a total of 12 Boeing 787-8s with a list value of approximately US$ 2 billion.
Vietnam Airlines will take four of the new airplanes and VALC will purchase the remaining eight Dreamliners, leasing them to Vietnam Airlines.
The combined Vietnam order pushes 787 order totals to 802. The order is included in 2007 totals and will be included in this week’s Boeing Orders and Deliveries Web site update.
This is the second order for the 787 Dreamliner by the airline, following a previous order for four airplanes in 2005. The airline was the seventh carrier to select the 787, with an initial commitment in late 2004.
The order is the first ever placed by VALC, which was formed last year by Vietnam Airlines, the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV), the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin) and the Phong Phu Corporation.
Boeing, DAE Capital Conclude 100-Airplane Order
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise purchases 100 airplanes – 70 737s, 15 787s, 10 777-300ERs and five 747-8 Freighters valued at $10.9 billion at average list prices. DAE, a global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation, and Boeing had previously signed a letter of intent at the Dubai Air Show in early November. The airplane order will be added to Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries Web site at the next scheduled weekly update on Jan. 3.
GOL Airlines orders 40 Next-Generation 737s
Brazil’s GOL Linhas AÃ©reas S.A., the parent company of Brazil’s low-cost airlines GOL Transportes AÃ©reos S.A. and VRG Linhas AÃ©reas S.A., has ordered an additional 40 Next-Generation 737 passenger airplanes. The airplanes will be included in Boeing’s 2007 order total.
The order also brings the number of Next-Generation airplanes GOL has ordered since beginning operations in Brazil in January of 2001 to 127. GOL has also confirmed the purchase rights for an additional 40 737s, for a total of 167 737s in the company’s projected fleet.
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