on Thursday announced the completion of an order for 10 of its 787-10 Dreamliners from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), originally announced at the 2013 Paris Air Show.
Photo, courtesy of GECAS.
The order is valued at $2.9 billion at current list prices. The 787-10 is the largest variant of Boeing
's 787 family, with a promise to provide 25 percent better fuel efficiency than other airplanes of its current size, the company said.
"This order enables us to offer our airline customers an airplane with the lowest operating costs," said Norman C.T. Liu, president and CEO of GECAS.
A grounding of the worldwide fleet of Boeing 787s, an Ethiopian Airlines 787 fire at Heathrow Airport in July and recent technical malfunctions with Norwegian Air Shuttle's two 787s have not deterred leasing companies from placing orders for the aircraft. Confirmation of GECAS' order on Thursday follows finalization of an order for 33 Boeing 787s by Air Lease Corp. on Wednesday.
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