News release from Boeing that I’ve copied here verbatim, because I’m starting to get tired of writing posts about more Boeing orders:


DUBAI, Nov. 21, 2005
— The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) today announced a firm order for 20 787 Dreamliners with four additional options. The order is valued at approximately $2.7 billion at list prices. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in January 2010.

ILFC is the first leasing company to be announced as a 787 customer. The airplanes were previously acknowledged on the Boeing Web site, attributed to an unidentified customer.

“The 787 will meet the demand we expect from our airline customers for the breakthrough passenger comforts and operating efficiencies of the Dreamliner,” said Steven F. Udvar-Hazy, chairman and chief executive officer – ILFC. “This also adds the newest member of the Boeing product line to our fleet, building on our nearly 30-year partnership with Boeing as the largest lessor of Boeing airplanes.”

ILFC has ordered 698 Boeing jets since 1977.

Nonetheless, congratulations to Boeing. This is going to make Airbus’ vow (see last post) even harder to meet.

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