Boeing clinches second Dreamliner order at Dubai Air Show but trails Airbus in deals

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American plane-maker Boeing chalked its second Dreamliner order at the Dubai Air Show on Tuesday, announcing a sale of three of its 787-9 Dreamliners to the Republic of Ghana.

The planes, whose order value is $877.5 million at list prices, will go toward Ghana’s yet-to-be launched airline, in which the government will hold a 10% stake. A steep discount off the list price is typically negotiated by airlines.

The long-haul, mid-size wide body 787-9 jet seats 242 to 330 passengers in a two-class layout. Its flight range aligns with Ghana’s plans to include long-haul flights in its new airline, with routes to North America and Europe.

The order adds to what remains a starkly weak volume of deals for the American manufacturing giant, whose sales have been badly hit following two catastrophic crashes of its popular 737 Max jet in less than five months that killed a total of 346 people Read more

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