At the Paris Air Show in 2023, Boeing and China Airlines signed a contract for eight 787-9 Dreamliners. This firm order, which was previously posted to Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website as unidentified, follows the airline’s first-ever order for 16 787-9s announced last year.
As passenger demand continues to increase above pre-pandemic levels, China Airlines also becomes the newest 787-10 customer when it upgrades six 787-9s to the 787-10, the largest member of the 787 family, to add flexibility and capacity on its regional network.
With this purchase, the airline will expand its current worldwide network by introducing 24 incredibly efficient 787s over the coming years. China Airlines will be able to accomplish its environmental goals because of the 787’s 20% fuel and emissions reduction. More than 250 orders and pledges for the 787 family have been received in the last six months, marking the fastest sales rate in its history.
In addition At the Paris Air Show today, Air Algérie also announced its purchase of eight fuel-efficient 737-9 aircraft. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for two 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) was also signed with the flag carrier of Algeria in order to address the region’s rising cargo demand.
A single-aisle fleet of more than 30 Boeing 737-500, 737-600, and 737-800 aircraft is flown by Air Algérie. The addition of the 737-9 enables the airline to transport more people, boosting network profitability. The 737-9 is intended to carry 193 passengers in a two-class configuration across a distance of 3,300 nautical miles, increasing both capacity and economics.
Since July 2022, more over 1,000 orders and pledges for Boeing’s new commercial aircraft have been made by customers. This number includes more than 750 737 MAX aircraft, demonstrating the value of the family’s adaptability and unity.
Compared to earlier standard-body freighters, the 737-800BCF has a payload capacity of up to 23.9 tonnes and a range of 2,025 nautical miles. More than 250 orders and commitments for the 737-800 BCF have been placed by customers worldwide.