British Airways formally converts 787 options

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Boeing on 12 December formally added British Airways’ previously announced plan to convert options for 18 787s into firm orders.

The update on Boeing’s orders and deliveries website confirms the carrier’s plan to split the order between 12 787-10s and six 787-9s. British Airways announced its intention to convert the options for 18 787s in April.

British Airways has selected the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 to power the aircraft.

The latest deal adds to another 24 787s already placed on order or delivered to British Airways, including eight 787-8s and 16 787-9s.

Boeing’s overall backlog for the 787 family rises to 1,030 aircraft, of which 103 were delivered through the end of November.