Spain: Air Europa has ordered 14 Boeing 789-9 worth 3.6 Billion Euros

January 16th, 2015 | by

The company Air Europa , announced Thursday that it has ordered 14 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners last December, for which you pay the amount of 3.6 billion euros. This is the largest ever Boeing widebody order from a Spanish carrier.

“The first Dreamliners will arrive in 2016 and this will give us the opportunity to increase the number of flights and destinations,” said Juan Jose Chitalgko, the president of Globalia, the parent company of Air Europa.

Brief Description:The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the super-efficient, passenger-pleasing 787 family. Both the 787-8 and 787-9 bring the economics of large jets to the middle of the market, with 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes they replace. At 20 feet (6 meters) longer than the 787-8, the 787-9 extends the family in capacity and range, flying more passengers and more cargo farther.

280 passengers (16 percent more than the 787-8)

8,300 nautical miles (15,372 kilometers)

Twin aisle

Cross Section:
226 inches (574 centimeters)

Wing Span:
197 feet (60 meters)

206 feet (63 meters)

56 feet (17 meters)

Cruise Speed:
Mach 0.85

Maximum Takeoff Weight:
557,000 pounds (252,651 kg)

Total Cargo Volume:
5,400 feet3 (153 m3)

Program Milestones:
First flight: Sept. 17, 2013
Certification: June 13, 2014
First delivery: June 30, 2014

Source: Boeing

Image: Boeing