American Airlines orders 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliner valued at $12 billion
April 7, 2018: With a view to modernise and double its fleet strength with Boeing 787 Dreamliners, American Airlines, has recently placed new orders for 47 super-efficient twin-aisle jets, with an option of additional 28 aircrafts, valued at $12 billion.
The airline which has placed orders for 22 Boeing 787-8s, and 25 Boeing 787-9s Dreamliners, will be using the airplanes' tremendous fuel efficiency, and superior passenger amenities to open up new routes, and boost its network efficiency across Asia Pacific and Europe.
“We are extremely honored that American Airlines is deepening its commitment for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This new order shows a strong endorsement for the Boeing 787 family’s unique passenger appeal, and unmatched ability to help the airline to open up new routes, and grow profitably,” said Kevin McAllister, president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Built with lightweight composite materials, and powered by advanced engines, the Dreamliner family lowers operating costs by over 20 percent, compared to previous airplanes, and nearly by 10 percent, compared to the current competing jets.
American Airlines has become the latest airline to place a repeat order for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. More than half of the 787 program's 71 customers placed repeat orders, which has helped Boeing garner more than 1,350 orders till date.
"We have proved again that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the champion in its class. The airplane's tremendous value proposition explains the reason it has become the fastest selling twin-aisle jet in the history,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of commercial sales & marketing, Boeing Company.
“And when we match the Dreamliner with Boeing's suite of services, it is a combination that delivers unbeatable value for our customers,” said Mounir.
Boeing's global services division provides American Airlines with efficiency tools, such as airplane health management and toolbox, which will help the airline improve its operational performance, and enhance dispatch reliability.
The 787-8 Dreamliner can fly 242 passengers up to 7,355 nautical miles (13,620 km) in a typical two-class configuration. The Boeing 787-9, which is a stretch of the Boeing 787-8, can fly 290 passengers up to 7,635 nautical miles.