Korean Air orders 11 Boeing long-haul jets

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  1. Korean Air orders 11 Boeing long-haul jets
    • From:AAP
    • June 19, 2013 1:57AM

    BOEING has announced that Korean Air has agreed to buy five 747-8 jumbo jets and six 777 planes in a deal worth $US3.6 billion ($A3.79 billion) at list prices, adding to an already strong order book at the Paris Air Show.
    The US aviation giant on Tuesday said the agreement for the long-haul aircraft was not a firm order, adding it would work with the South Korean airline to finalise the deal.
    It caps a highly successful day for Boeing at the world's largest air show, where the US firm traditionally vies with arch-rival Airbus for supremacy in the number of orders.
    Earlier Tuesday, Boeing launched the biggest version of its next-generation Dreamliner family with more than 100 orders for the 787-10 plane from five airlines and leasing companies around the world.
    A 787-10 costs $US290 million at catalogue prices, which would mean the contracts were worth $US29.6 billion, although hard negotiation in the airline industry usually results in big discounts from list prices.
    Korean Air's decision to buy five 747-8s will be particularly welcome at Boeing, as the modernised version of the popular jumbo jet has not been faring well.
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    Yay for the "Queen of the Skies"
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  3. Gaucho
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    Gaucho Gold Member

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    Sad to continue to read that the 747-800 continues to struggle.... :(
  4. Fredrik
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    Yes, but KE ordering five is better than nothing. Let's hope the order will be firm shortly.

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