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American Airlines Orders 22 Boeing 787-8s and 25 787-9s

American Airlines is to more than double its 787 Dreamliner fleet with a new order for 47 of the aircraft plus 28 options.

The 47 B787s, valued at more than $12 billion at list prices, makes American Airlines the largest 787 customer in the Western Hemisphere.

American originally ordered 42 787 Dreamliners and while it still has more airplanes on the way from its initial order, the airline is buying the additional Dreamliners 22 787-8s and 25 787-9s to further modernize and expand its fleet.

American Airlines is to more than double its 787 Dreamliner fleet with a new order for 47 of the aircraft plus 28 options. Click to enlarge.

"We are extremely honored that American Airlines, is deepening its commitment to the 787 Dreamliner. This new order is a powerful endorsement of the 787 family's unique passenger appeal and unmatched ability to help airlines open new routes and grow profitably," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister.

Built with lightweight composite materials and powered by advanced engines, the Dreamliner family lowers operating costs by more than 20 percent compared to previous airplanes.

"We are showing again and again that the 787 Dreamliner is the champion in its class. The airplane's tremendous value proposition explains why it has become the fastest selling twin-aisle jet in history," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company. "And when we match the Dreamliner with Boeing's suite of services, it is a combination that delivers unbeatable value for our customers."

The 787-8 Dreamliner can fly 242 passengers up to 7,355 nautical miles (13,620 km) in a typical two-class configuration. The 787-9, a stretch of the 787-8, can fly 290 passengers up to 7,635 nautical miles.

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