In a rare commitment by a US Major for widebody aircraft, Continental Airlines yesterday announced an order for 10 additional 787s, doubling the order it placed in December 2004 (ATWOnline, Jan. 4, 2005) and making it the largest US customer for the Dreamliner. CO also said it will acquire 24 more 737NGs, bringing the number of firm orders for the type to 66. The 20 787s begin delivery in 2009, with the first additional 737 arriving in 2008. "These aircraft will give us the ability to seize ...

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