Europe & CIS: Boeing & BA sign deal for 777-300ERs

Boeing and British Airways have signed an order for two Boeing 777- 300ER jetliners valued at US$529 million at list prices. Boeing also announced that GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) has purchased two 777-300ERs airplanes that were previously listed as an unidentified order on the Boeing web site. The air planes are two of four […]


Boeing and British Airways have signed an order for two Boeing 777- 300ER jetliners valued at US$529 million at list prices.

Boeing also announced that GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) has purchased two 777-300ERs airplanes that were previously listed as an unidentified order on the Boeing web site. The air planes are two of four 777s that BA has agreed to lease from GECAS including two 777s ordered in 2007 as part of its recent commitment to the 777-300ER.

British Airways also secured options for four additional 777-300ERs directly with Boeing.

"Boeing and British Airways have a relationship that stretches back over the last 50 years and this order is a reaffi rmation of this ongoing partnership," said Marlin Dailey, Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of Sales for Europe, Russia and Central Asia.

The two airplanes GECAS ordered are valued at US$529 million at catalog prices and raise to 25 the number of 777s (Freighters and 777-300ERs) that GECAS has purchased since November 2006. The 25 airplanes have been placed on long-term lease with six different carriers, including British Airways.