Boeing, JAL Group and Mitsubishi Corporation today confirmed they have finalised an agreement for the acquisition of seven new Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
The $850 million order will increase JAL Group’s 767 fleet to 40 by 2006. The aircraft will be operated through an operating lease arrangement with Mitsubishi Corporation.
JAL Group will receive its first new 767 during 2004. Deliveries will continue through 2006. The carrier will use the two-class, 237-seat aircraft on domestic and regional networks.
‘Boeing has enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship with JAL Group, both in good times and in difficult times,’ said Boeing Commercial Airplanes Senior Vice President of Sales, Larry Dickenson. ‘Its selection of additional 767-300ERs demonstrates the airline’s dedication to its passengers and commitment to excellence.’
General Electric CF6-80C2 high-bypass turbofan engines will power the new aircraft.