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Boeing closes 1,000th 787 Dreamliner order

US airframer Boeing (NYSE: BA) said received its 100th order for the firm´s 787 Dreamliner jet when Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Airways announced an order for 30 787-10 Dreamliners valued at USD 8.7bn at list prices.

With this order, the Dreamliner family has reached this sales milestone faster than any other widebody airplane in aviation history, Boeng said.

Launched in April 2004, the 787 family received its 1000th order in approximately nine years, about eight years faster than the popular Boeing 777.
Including the latest announcement, the 787 Dreamliner has accumulated 1,012 orders from 60 customers worldwide.

Etihad now has 71 787 Dreamliners on order and is the world´s largest airline customer for the airplane.

The 787-10 will be the third and longest member of the family. Final assembly and flight test of the 787-10 are set to begin in 2017, with first delivery targeted for 2018, Boeing said.

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