â€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 performanceâ€ 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.
â€œWeâ€™re proud to be a major part of the fleet renewal plan being undertaken by Air France-KLM,â€ said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. â€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.â€
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.