LAN order tops $1 billion

Boeing has confirmed that Chile-based LAN Airlines recently placed additional firm orders for six Boeing 767-300 airplanes. The order includes a combination of freighters and extended range 767s.


Boeing has confirmed that Chile-based LAN Airlines recently placed additional firm orders for six Boeing 767-300 airplanes.



The order, which is in addition to six 767s ordered by the airline last year, includes a combination of 767-300 freighters and 767-300ERs (Extended Range). The estimated value of the 12 ordered aircraft at list prices is $1.73 billion.



The announcement came during a delivery ceremony late last week for the first of the 12 airplanes on order. Absa Cargo, an affiliate of LAN Airlines, took delivery of a 767-300 freighter. A second 767 freighter is scheduled for delivery to LAN in October with the other airplanes on order to be delivered through October 2008.



The 767 freighter can carry 64 tons (58 metric tons) of revenue payload at a range of 3,270 nautical miles (6,056 kilometres). LAN took delivery of its first 767-300 freighter in September 1998 and presently operates six 767-300 freighters.