Paris Air Show seeks first 787 Dreamliner sales; Boeing show sales reach 56 -- including 26 widebodies
PARIS, 20 June 2011. The Boeing Co. Commercial Airplanes segment in Seattle announced orders and commitments for as many as 50 more passenger jet aircraft -- 26 of them widebody aircraft -- today at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France. The latest purchases today include four 787-9 Dreamliners, five 777-300ER aircraft, 17 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft, as well as 14 firm orders and four options for the Boeing 737-800 narrow-body passenger jetliners. Ordering the Boeing passenger jets are Air Lease Corp. (ALC) in Los Angeles, which ordered the 737-800s, 787-9s, and 777-300ERs. Boeing also took orders from undisclosed customers for 17 747-8 Intercontinental jumbo jets worth $5.4 billion at list price.
Boeing's orders bring the company's total backlog for the 747-8 jumbo jet to The orders bring the 747-8 Intercontinental total backlog to 50, plus five from a commitment from Air China contingent on Chinese government approval. It also brings the total 747-8 backlog, including 76 747-8 freighters, to 126, Boeing officials say.
The 747-8 can carry as many as 467 passengers in a three-class configuration with an interior that has features from the 787 Dreamliner, including a curved, upswept design to give passengers a greater sense of space and comfort, while adding more room for luggage.