With this order, Azerbaijan Airlines becomes the first airline throughout the republics of the former Soviet Union to order the 787 and the 737-900ER. The order is valued at $609m at list prices.
The carrier will operate the 787 on routes to the East, Southeast Asia and North America. The 737-900ERs will be placed on routes to Europe, Russia and other regional destinations. Azerbaijan Airlines selected the General Electric GEnx engine to power its 787s.
The first flight of the 787 is scheduled for 2007, with entry into service in 2008. With 468 orders from 37 customers around the world, the Dreamliner is said to be the most successful new airplane introduction in history.