has confirmed Air China’s
order for 15 Boeing 777-300ER and 30 737-800 aircraft, initial details of which
were disclosed by the carrier earlier this week.
airframer stated at the Farnborough air show today
that the aircraft order had been previously attributed on its books to an
Boeing 777-300ERs are fitted with General Electric GE90 engines, and the CFM
International CFM56 is the sole powerplant for the
chairman Kong Dong says: “The 777-300ER will be the
backbone of our long-haul international fleet and the new 737-800 will support
our hub build-up and our company’s domestic strategy.”
values the agreement at $6.3 billion at catalogue prices. Air China
stated earlier this week that the aircraft would be delivered from 2011-15.