China 4 carriers to buy 42 Boeing 787s for 5.04 bln usd
The report said Hong Kong-listed Air China will buy 15 aircraft, China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd (SHA 600115; HK 0670; NYSE CEA) will buy 15, Shanghai Airlines Co Ltd (SHA 600591) will buy nine and Xiamen Airlines will buy another three airplanes.
"Today's signing is a major step forward in bringing the revolutionary 787 Dreamliner airplanes to China. It marks a new era of Boeing-China cooperation -- reinforcing Boeing as the long-term aviation partner of China," Boeing said in a statement.
Shanghai Airlines Co Ltd said in June that the catalog price for a B787 is 120 mln usd, and it expects to gradually take delivery of the 787s over five years, beginning in 2008.