Hawaiian Airlines Orders 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, Cancels Airbus A330-800 Order

By Paul Riegler on 6 March 2018
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A Boeing 787-9 cockpit

A Boeing 787-9 cockpit

Hawaiian Airlines announced that it plans to acquire ten Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft for its fleet. The high-tech airliner will be powered by General Electric GenX engines.

The deal is valued at $2.82 billion at current list prices and Hawaiian has the option to acquire ten additional Dreamliners.

In announcing the news with Boeing, the airline also said it had cancelled a deal with Airbus to acquire six A330-800 aircraft that was originally announced in December 2014.

The first Dreamliner will go into the airline’s fleet in 2021 and the airline will use the aircraft at least in part to open up new routes.

Referring to the competitive bidding process that included the Airbus A330-900, the airline’s CEO, Peter Ingram, said that the airline was “in the enviable position of choosing between two outstanding models for our flagship aircraft of the future and I couldn’t be more excited about the prospect of adding the Dreamliner to Hawaiian’s fleet.”

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 other 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).

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