Published Aug. 9, 2012
The Boeing Co. is increasing the list price for its commercial planes, including the 787, because of higher costs for wages, goods and services, a company spokesman said.
The 5.6% increase is based on the Employment Cost Index for wages and the Industrial Commodities Index, which are both compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor, said Tom Brabant, a spokesman for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, in an email. Brabant said the company last updated prices in 2011.
The 787 Dreamliner’s sticker price increased 1.5%, in addition to the 5.6% increase. Now, a 787-8 costs $206.8 million, and the bigger 787-9 costs $243.6 million. The prices are an average that reflects available options and configurations for each model. Interiors, fuel capacity, avionics and other customizable options can affect pricing.