Norwegian, Boeing Announce Order for 19 787-9 Dreamliners
Norwegian Airlines announced that it finalized an order with Boeing for 19 787-9 Dreamliners. The order, which includes options for 10 additional 787-9s, is valued at over $5 billion at list prices.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the Dreamliner family to be produced. Similar to the 787-8, the lengthened variant of the high-tech jet uses 20% less fuel and produces 20% fewer emissions than similar-sized airplanes.
Compared to the original, the 787-9 is 20’ (six meters) longer, has greater capacity, and has a range of 8,300 nautical miles (15,372 kilometers), while the 787-8 is limited to 7,850 nautical miles (14,500 kilometers).
Norwegian currently operates eight Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, and the carrier had previously placed an order for 11 787-9s through lease agreements. The airline offers service to over 130 destinations throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the United States of America.
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