Boeing (BA: Quote) Monday announced that it has bagged a firm order from Russia-based Transaero Airlines for the supply of four new 787-8 Dreamliners, valued at $744 million, at list prices.
The interesting fact is that the order for the 4 Dreamliners was signed in a ceremony held in air, on-board the 787 plane during a demonstration flight for Transaero's executives, employees and special guests.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Transaero Airlines, Alexander Pleshakov, said: . "Following our innovative approach and our continuous efforts to enhance our product quality, we have chosen the state-of-the-art, highly-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It is very symbolic that our airline became a participant of the first order announcement ceremony conducted in the air on board the 787. Boeing 787s will perform flights on both Transaero's domestic and international routes."
by RTT Staff Writer
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