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Le Bourget, France, 2005/06/15 - With over 100 aircrafts sold by Airbus [EADS] BAE Systems since the begining of 46th Paris Air Show, Boeing announced recent acquisiton of 28 aircrafts by (ILFC) International Lease Finance Corporation..
Duel continues between Boeing Corp and rival Airbus Industries while new super-jumbo Airbus A380 was billed the show's star of 46th International Paris Air Show. Boeing announced today a firm order for 20 Next-Generation 737-700s/-800s, six 777-300ERs (Extended Range) and two 777-200ERs.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally added, "this order, and the demand ILFC is experiencing, underscores the recovery commercial aviation is experiencing worldwide and the overall strength of the Boeing product line. We are working with ILFC to market and place airplanes to meet that demand.”
ILFC, one of the world's top lessors, has placed the 777 and 737 at many different airline operators around the world. Its fleet encompasses three models of the Next-Generation 737 family --- the 737-600, -700 and -800 --- and three models of the 777 family, the 777-200ER, -300, and -300ER.
Deal details are available on Boeing Official website at boeing.com/news/releases/
ILFC is the international market leader in the leasing and remarketing of advanced technology commercial jet aircraft to airlines around the world. ILFC owns a portfolio valued at more than $ 36 billion, consisting of more than 700 jet aircraft.
The Boeing Company
Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest combined manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft. With additional capabilities in rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, rocket engines, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems, the company’s reach extends to customers in 145 countries. In terms of sales, Boeing is one of the largest U.S. exporters.
The 787-8 Dreamliner will carry 223 passengers in three-classes of seating with a range of up to 8,500 nautical miles (15,700 kms). The 787 is a family of three super-efficient airplanes that will provide passengers with a better flying experience.
About Airbus Industries
Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer whose customer focus, commercial know-how, technological leadership and manufacturing efficiency have propelled it to the forefront of the industry. With a turnover of slightly over 20 billion euros in 2004, Airbus today consistently captures half of all commercial airliner orders. The company also continues to broaden its scope and product range by applying its expertise to the military market.