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.
’œFor 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.
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.
’œWe’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. ’œThe 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.
Look at the A350 high res image,the background looks like crap and the plane looks immaculate.
With the right tactics from RR, it’s amazing how GE might end up being the biggest loser in all this if AF goes with RR for their 787s too. It certainly wasn’t looking that way months ago when there were rumors Boeing might get a huge chunk of the order.
I <3 Air France. Nice to see them move forward with the 787. The A350 looks beautiful in the photos.
Both are great and equal jets. Good choice of Air France KLM!
Looking forward to flying them both on our national airline (KLM).
Indeed GE looks as the great loser and RR may end up supplying all engines on both planes. They should not have gone exclusively with Boeing. Not very smart.