Boeing confirms that the 100 order aircraft that was first placed at the 2007 Dubai Air Show by the newly formed Dubai Aerospace Enterprise will be added to the total Boeing order book for 2007 not 2008. The impact of this order, which adds to firmed orders from QANTAS, British Airways, Jeju Air and Vietnam Airlines potentially puts Boeing over Airbus in orders for the first time since 2002.
Update 3 - 6:58 PM: Boeing and GOL have announced the completion of an order for 40 737-800 for the airline's fleet modernization. Boeing has announced that this order will be included in its Order and Delivery total for 2007. This pushes the order total near 1400 for Boeing.
Update 4 - 7:20 PM: The order battle continues. Airbus still has 293 orders outstanding for 2007. 100 for DAE, 8 for Cathay, 25 for Air Asia and 160 for Chinese Carriers.
Update 5 - 7:28 PM: Small mathematical error. QANTAS was counted in the original 1213, so the current total stands at 1394. Which, for the record, is still incredibly impressive.
The unofficially tally stands as 1304 for Airbus and 1394 for Boeing.
1213 as of December 18, 2007
+24 British Airways
+12 Vietnam Airlines
Update 2: The final 2007 tally will be announced Thursday morning on the Orders and Deliveries page.
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Boeing, DAE Capital Conclude 100-Airplane Order PR Newswire
- Dubai Aerospace Enterprise purchases 70 737s, 15 787s, 10 777-300ERs and five 747-8 Freighters
- Airplane deal added to Boeing's '07 order count
January 02, 2008: 05:38 PM EST
SEATTLE, Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) on Monday concluded all contractual obligations for the purchase of 100 airplanes valued at $10.9 billion at average list prices. DAE, a global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation, and Boeing had previously signed a letter of intent at the Dubai Air Show in early November. The airplane order will be added to Boeing's Orders & Deliveries Web site at the next scheduled weekly update on Jan. 3.
"This order marks a significant milestone in our relationship and strategic partnership with DAE," said Marty Bentrott, Boeing's newly appointed vice president of Sales for the Middle East and Africa. "We look forward to working closely with DAE as it takes delivery of a wide variety of advanced Boeing airplanes well into the next decade, and we're confident the performance of our airplanes will drive continued demand in the leasing market."
DAE Capital is one of six divisions in the DAE organization and offers clients a synergized cluster of aerospace services.
"Our vision is to execute a strategy that will make DAE Capital a global leader in the aircraft leasing market," said Bob Genise, CEO of DAE Capital. "In concluding this order with Boeing, we've taken a major step towards reaching our objectives in a short span of time."
Boeing Announces GOL Airlines Order for 40 Next-Generation 737s
SEATTLE, Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Brazil's GOL Linhas Aereas S.A. (NYSE: GOL, Bovespa: GOLL4), the parent company of Brazil's low-cost airlines GOL Transportes Aereos S.A. and VRG Linhas Aereas S.A., today announced the airline has ordered an additional 40 Next-Generation 737 passenger airplanes. The airplanes will be included in Boeing's 2007 order total.
The order also brings to 127 the number of Next-Generation airplanes GOL has ordered since beginning operations in Brazil in January of 2001. GOL has also confirmed the purchase rights for an additional 40 737s, for a total of 167 737s in the company's projected fleet.
"GOL has garnered international attention by consistently posting profits since beginning operations, and the 737 has been a large part of that success," said John Wojick, Boeing's vice president of Sales for Latin America and the Caribbean. "The Next-Generation 737 enables GOL to continue providing passengers reliable, on-time performance while benefiting from the airplane's reliability and fast airport turnaround times."
"This new contract will help to further reduce our costs and allow us to continue to modernize our fleet with owned aircraft while offering our passengers the lowest fares in the market," said Fernando Rockert de Magalhaes, GOL's technical vice president.
The Next-Generation 737 series is the most technologically advanced airplane family in the single-aisle market. The Next-Generation 737's market success is confirmed by air finance investors, who consistently rank it as the most preferred airplane due to its wide market base, superior efficiency and lowest operating costs in its class.
To date, 110 customers have placed orders for more than 4,400 Next-Generation 737s. Unfilled orders for the Next-Generation 737 exceed 1,900 airplanes, worth over $140 billion at list prices.