So far, Boeing is flying high at the Paris International Air Show.
The Chicago-based aerospace company said it has received orders and commitments for 17 of its 747-8 Intercontinental jumbo jets.
Placed by two undisclosed customers, the combined deals are valued at $5.4 billion at list prices.
One carrier has committed to 15 of the new passenger version of the 747-8, while another carrier placed an order for two jets, according to Boeing.
|Boeing's 747-8 Intercontinental touches down at Paris Le Bourget Airport. |
The orders bring the total backlog for 747-8 Intercontinentals to 50 firm aircraft, plus five from a commitment from Air China contingent on Chinese government approval, according to Boeing.
The total 747-8 backlog, including 76 747-8 freighters, is up to 126, according to the company.
The new 747-8 Intercontinental carries 467 passengers in a three-class configuration. With a new wing design and an upgraded flight deck, "the airplane interior incorporates features from the 787 Dreamliner including a new curved, upswept architecture that will give passengers a greater sense of space and comfort, while adding more room for personal belongings," Boeing explained in a news release.
Boeing claims that its Intercontinental is more than 10% lighter per seat than the Airbus A380 and consumes 11% less fuel per passenger.