Boeing has announced at the Paris Air Show a memorandum of understanding with Air Lease Corporation to purchase 33 airplanes.
The Los Angeles-based leasing company has committed to order three 787-9 and 30 787-10X Dreamliners.
In a statement to press, Boeing said it looked forward to working with ALC to finalise the details of the agreement, at which time the airplanes will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website as a firm order.
“We are thrilled to announce our commitment for 787-10Xs and additional 787-9s,” said ALC chairman Steven Udvar-Hazy.
“Both of these airplanes possess the characteristics our airline customers desire by providing the ideal size, capabilities and economical operating costs for their medium to long-haul markets.
“We believe the performance characteristics of the 787-10X will build on the 787 family’s success in the marketplace.”
ALC expects to begin taking 787-10X deliveries in 2019.
The 787-10X would be the third version of the popular 787 family, with a range of up to 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km) and seating for 300-330 passengers, depending on an airline’s configuration choices.
The second member of the family, the 787-9, is in final assembly in Everett, Wash., and set to make its first flight later this year.