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Boeing, Air China Finalize Order for Six 777-300ERs

Boeing, Air China Finalize Order for Six 777-300ERs
Boeing, Air China Finalize Order for Six 777-300ERs. Boeing and Air China
<p><strong>Boeing and Air China announced an order for six additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners. The order is valued at more than $2 billion at current list prices and bolsters Air China&rsquo;s long-haul widebody fleet as it looks to expand its international network.</strong></p> <p>&ldquo;The 777-300ER has consistently proved its value as a long-haul flagship for our customers around the world, making it the preferred choice for Air China&rsquo;s international expansion,&rdquo; said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president, Northeast Asia Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. &ldquo;This order reflects the strength of our decades-long relationship with Air China and we look forward to partnering with Air China on additional opportunities in the future.&rdquo;</p> <p>China&rsquo;s flag carrier continues to modernize its long-haul fleet to replace aging aircraft and plans to expand its growing network internationally. Air China currently operates a fleet 174 Boeing airplanes, including nearly all current Boeing production models, including the Next-Generation 737, 747-8 Intercontinental as well as 777-300ERs.</p> <p>With this new order, Air China will increase its unfilled airplane orders with Boeing to 90 units, which include orders for new 787-9 Dreamliners.</p> <p>The 777-300ER is one of the most fuel and cost-efficient airplanes in its class as well as the most reliable twin-aisle aircraft in the world. It also has the highest cargo capability of any passenger airplane in service. The 777-300ER will receive further improvements in 2016 designed to reduce fuel use by another two percent.</p>
1/8/2016
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