$800 million confirmation

Boeing and Japan Airlines (JAL) today confirmed an order by JAL for six new Boeing 767-300ER aeroplanes, valued at approximately $800 million at list prices.

The airline will receive deliveries of three freighters and three passenger models between 2007 and 2008. General Electric CF6-80C2 high-bypass turbofan engines will power the new aeroplanes.

With this order, Japan Airlines’ 767 commitments total 46 aeroplanes. Boeing has so far delivered 930 767s that are flown by more than 100 operators worldwide.

Boeing says the 767 Freighter is the only 60-ton freighter with international capability and can accommodate a combined maximum payload capability of 16,034 cubic feet (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).