Qantas Orders 12 More Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Qantas Orders 12 More Boeing 787 Dreamliners
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It has been revealed via the Boeing Orders & Deliveries page that Qantas has put in an order for 12 more Boeing 787 Dreamliners last month.

It is understood that the order breakdown shows four more of the -9 variant, but eight of the -10 variant as well, in major news from the American planemaker.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Qantas Orders 12 More Boeing 787 Dreamliners…

Qantas Orders 12 More Boeing 787 Dreamliners
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Such an order highlights strong news for Boeing as a continuation of a relationship with Qantas, especially in the context of battling against Airbus for orders.

Boeing sold a grand total of 371 aircraft in December, with this broken down into the following:

  • 40 737 MAXs for Avolon.
  • 20 737 MAXs & 11 787-9s for Ethiopian Airlines.
  • 40 737 MAXs for Lufthansa.
  • 12 787 Family aircraft for Qantas.
  • 45 737 MAXs for SunExpress Airlines.
  • 156 737 MAXs for Unidentified Customers.
  • 2 777Fs for Unidentified Customers.
  • 45 787-9s for Unidentified Customers.

Such an order from Qantas was not made public by either side. This could be the case that this is a marginal top-up order, or that it will be unveiled by both sides later on this year.

What is also telling is the amount of aircraft sold to unidentified customers. This will no doubt form the foundation of the Boeing sales strategy throughout the course of this year, especially with the Farnborough Air Show on the way in July.

But for now, this order from the Australian carrier represents strong growth, with all eyes on what other details will follow from this in the meantime.

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