flag-carrier El Al has finalised its order for four Boeing 777-200ERs, placing
options for two additional aircraft.
initiated the acquisition for the Rolls-Royce Trent 800-powered twin-jets two
has today confirmed the completion of the order. The airframer
states that El Al holds rights to convert the aircraft into 777-300ERs – which
would also switch the powerplant to the General
values the agreement at $850 million at catalogue prices, although El Al put
its original deal at $540 million.
Al already has six 777s and has previously stated that the new aircraft will be
delivered in 2012 and 2013.