787. Courtesy, Boeing
Air France KLM Group has finalized an order for 25 Boeing 787-9s, with options. The order, which was signed in late December, was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s orders and deliveries website. A preliminary agreement was first announced Sept. 16. (ATW Daily News, Sept. 16, 2011).
"By making the 787 a key part of its fleet renewal, AF KLM strengthens its position as a worldwide leader," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Jim Albaugh.
Boeing said the order increases the number of 787-9s on order to 305 airplanes. The 787 Dreamliner family, including the 787-8 and 787-9, has accumulated a total of 860 orders from 59 customers.