Boeing and United Airlines have announced an order for four more 787-9 airplanes. The order valued at about $1.1 billion as per current list prices, was finalized this year and was listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.
The 787-9 is the longest-range Dreamliner with the ability to fly up to 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 kilometers). United carriers that have taken advantage of the aircraft’s range, having deployed the 787 on long haul routes such as Houston to Sydney and San Francisco to Singapore.
In United’s three-class configuration, the 787-9 seats about 250 passengers. The airline also operates the smaller 787-8 and will be the North American launch customer of the larger 787-10. With this order, the airline has now ordered 55 Dreamliners.
Gerry Laderman, Senior vice president of finance and acting chief financial officer, United
“These new 787 aircraft are another step in our wide-body replacement strategy, and we will continue to roll out new announcements in the future as we implement our comprehensive fleet plan, The 787 allows us to provide our customers with an industry-leading on-board experience and continues to be a vital part of our fleet.”
Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing, Boeing
“There is no better validation from a customer than a repeat purchase. We are delighted that a leading carrier such as United Airlines has placed yet another order for the 787 Dreamliner. Their trust and confidence in the 787 speak to the airplane’s unmatched capabilities and superior value, We look forward to delivering more Dreamliners to United for many years to come.”