Boeing has broken the 900 order mark for its hot-selling 787 Dreamiliner, according to a report from Flight's Air Transport Intelligence.
The firm order for 12 787s, was announced in Istanbul by Saudi Arabian Airlines. The order also includes 8 Airbus A330 aircraft.
Saudi Arabian Airlines General Director Khalid Al Molhem said no engine selection has been made, though the General Electric GEnx engine is being given strong consideration.
The passing of the 900 order mark again affirms the 787's status as the fastest selling commercial aircraft in history. The order, when officially announced by Boeing and Saudi Arabian, is expected to bring the 787 firm order total to 908.
UPDATE: Saudi Arabian Airlines indicated that the order would come from a combination of leased and purchased aircraft. No lessor was specified. Though Boeing needs just four newly purchased 787s to pass 900 orders. The order total currently stands at 896.