Air Canada and Virgin Atlantic Airways yesterday announced major 787 orders. The Virgin deal, flagged last month by this website (ATWOnline, March 19), is for 15 787-9s plus options for an additional eight and purchase rights on another 20. The AC order converts 23 options and purchase rights into firm orders, lifting the carrier's Dreamliner commitment to 37. It also took 23 new options. The Virgin order had been listed on Boeing's website as unidentified and is worth approximately $2.8 ...

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