The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA] and Japan Airlines (JAL) today confirmed an order by JAL for six new Boeing 767-300ER airplanes, valued at approximately $800 million at list prices.
The airline will receive three freighters and three passenger models. Deliveries will begin in 2007 and run through early 2008. It is the first time JAL has ordered the 767-300ER Freighter.
“Boeing and Japan Airlines have a very special relationship, based on long-time mutual knowledge and trust,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes Vice President of Sales Larry Dickenson. “These 767 models provide excellent efficiency and reliability for JAL’s regional routes. We are proud to be JAL’s partner.”
General Electric CF6-80C2 high-bypass turbofan engines will power the new airplanes. With this order, Japan Airlines’ 767 commitments total 46 airplanes.
The 767 offers superior reliability and low operating cost per trip. Boeing has delivered 930 767s that are flown by more than 100 operators worldwide. The 767 family has accumulated more than 10 million flights and carried millions of passengers.
The 767 Freighter is the only 60-ton freighter with international capability and can accommodate a combined maximum payload capability of 16,034 feet3 (454 m3). At its 60.5-ton (54.88 metric ton) maximum payload, the 767 Freighter has a range of 3,270 nautical miles (6,056 km). When carrying 50 tons (45.4 metric tons), the 767 Freighter has a range of 4,255 nautical miles (7,880 km).