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IMAGES: Air France-KLM Orders 110 Airbus A350 XWBs and Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Airbus A350 XWB in Air France and KLM liveries. Images from Airbus. Click for larger.

Airbus A350 XWB in Air France and KLM liveries. Images from Airbus. Click for larger.

Air France-KLM announced today that they have ordered 110 Airbus A350 XWB and Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Currently there are 50 firm orders with another 60 options.

“For its first joint order, the Air France KLM group made its selection after a detailed assessment showing all the performance characteristics of each aircraft, including their energy and environmental performance” declared Pierre-Henri Gourgeon, CEO of Air France KLM.

Computer rendering of the 787 Dreamliner in Air France and KLM liveries. Images from Boeing.

Computer rendering of the 787 Dreamliner in Air France and KLM liveries. Images from Boeing.

The airline will purchase 25 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, with options for 25 more. They will also purchase 25 A350-900s with options for another 35.

“We’re proud to be a major part of the fleet renewal plan being undertaken by Air France-KLM,” said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The 787 Dreamliner will bring outstanding value to the two airlines and will be a great complement to their large fleets of Boeing widebody airplanes.”

Currently Boeing has over 800 orders from 56 customers for the 787 Dreamliner and Airbus has 567 orders for the A350 XWB from 35 customers.