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IAG orders 18 Boeing 787s

Staff writer ▼ | April 4, 2013
International Airlines Group (IAG) has reached agreement with Boeing for converting 18 existing Boeing 787s options into firm orders for British Airways. They will be used to replace some of the airline's Boeing 747-400 between 2017 and 2021.
Boeing 787
Boeing 787International Airlines Group (IAG) has reached agreement with Boeing for converting 18 existing Boeing 787s options into firm orders for British Airways. They will be used to replace some of the airline's Boeing 747-400 between 2017 and 2021.


For Iberia, IAG has reached agreement with Boeing to secure commercial terms and delivery slots that could lead to an order for Boeing 787s. Firm orders will only be made when Iberia has restructured and reduced its cost base and is in a position grow profitably. British Airways' 787s will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. The engine order includes a comprehensive maintenance package with total care agreement.

"British Airways has 24 Boeing 787s on order already and we plan to boost this by a further 18 aircraft by exercising our options. The aircraft offers a step change in fuel burn efficiency versus our existing aircraft with improvements in fuel cost per seat of more than 20 per cent. New technology engines and improved aerodynamics will lower fuel burn leading to reduced carbon and NOx emissions."

Iberia has 31 wide-bodied longhaul aircraft in its fleet with six A330 aircraft already ordered. The fleet order is subject to approval by IAG shareholders. â– 


 

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