IAG orders 18 787s for British Airways

IAG converts 787 options into firm orders

International Airlines Group (IAG) has reached an agreement with Boeing over 18 Boeing 787 Dreamlanders for British Airways. They will replace Airways’ 747-400 aircraft between 2017 and 2021. Boeing has already 24 Boeing 787s on order for British Airways from 2007. The new aircrafts will be powered by the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines.

For Iberia IAG has reached agreement with Boeing to “secure commercial terms and delivery slots for a possible 787 order. Firm orders will only be made when Iberia has restructured and reduced its cost base and is in a position grow profitably,” IAG said in a statement.

The firming of the 18 787 options must be approved by IAG shareholders.


[pictured: 787 weight on wheels achieved; courtesy Boeing]



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