Air Canada orders 23 Dreamliners

Boeing has confirmed an order by Air Canada, announced Tuesday by the airline, for 23 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, bringing to 37 the number of 787s it has ordered.

The 23 787s are worth approximately $3.5bn at list prices. The order brings the total number of announced firm 787 orders to 567 from 44 customers.

As part of the deal, Boeing and Air Canada agreed to cancel two 777 freighter orders.

Air Canada became the 25th airline to select the 787 Dreamliner in 2005, when it ordered 14 of the aircraft.