Sunday, October 1, 2017

EgyptAir to buy 6 x 787-9s

Word from different sources is that EgyptAir and Boeing have come to an agreement for the Middle Eastern carrier to buy 6 787-9s.  The official order announcement could be made this week.  In addition the carrier is buying the A320NEO from Airbus thus splitting their fleet renewal order between the major manufacturers.  It is unknown whether this order is firm or an MoU.

The order by EgyptAir continues a string of wins for the 787 program of late after getting the node from Malaysia Air (8 x 787-9) and Turkish Airlines (40 x 787-9).  If these orders are finalized prior to year end then Boeing would have booked 132 net orders for the 787 assuming no other orders or cancellations.  I'm still waiting for Garuda Indonesia's 787-9 order to be finalized.

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