Transaero Airlines orders four Boeing 787 Dreamliners

MOSCOW, Russia, 10 April 2012. Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Transaero Airlines of Russia recently signed an order for four 787-8 Dreamliners.

MOSCOW, Russia, 10 April 2012. Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Transaero Airlines of Russia recently signed an order for four 787-8 Dreamliners. The signing ceremony for the order, valued at $744 million at list prices, was held onboard the 787 during a demonstration flight for Transaero's executives, employees and guests.

Captain Evgeny Nikitin, Commander of Transaero's 767/777 flying unit, was co-piloting the 787 during the flight from takeoff to landing as the signing ceremony took place.

Made primarily from composite materials, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-size airplane capable of flying long-range routes. More than 850 787s are on order by 59 customers, a testament to the airplane's unique capabilities. Russian manufacturer VSMPO-AVISMA supplies titanium parts for the 787 Dreamliner.

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