Published June 11, 2012
An Indonesian airline ordered five 787 Dreamliners for a new premium carrier service, the Boeing Co. announced Friday.
The Lion Air commitment is worth roughly $967.5 million at list prices and pushes total 787 orders near 860. Boeing has delivered 11 Dreamliners and expects to deliver its first airplane from North Charleston by the end of June. The delivery marks the completion of the company’s first wide-body aircraft to be built outside of Puget Sound since World War II.
Boeing South Carolina expects to deliver three Dreamliners this year to Air India. At full capacity, Lowcountry operations will produce 3.5 Dreamliners each month, and company officials expect to hit that quota at the end of 2013 or in early 2014.