(By Balachander) Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and Mexico's largest airline Aeromexico finalized an order - valued at more than $1.46 billion at published list prices - for 787-9 Dreamliners.
The order includes six 787s, plus reconfirmation rights for four additional Dreamliners.
Aeromexico said the purchase of these Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners is part of the 100 aircraft announced earlier this year. "These additional 787s will help Mexico's largest airline expand its international presence," Aeromexico added.
Following the acquisition, Grupo Aeromexico - the parent company of Aeromexico - will have a total of 19 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in its fleet, whose first delivery is expected to be in the summer of 2013.
The companies said Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the first mid-size airplane capable of flying long-range routes and will allow Aeromexico to replace older aircraft on its European, Asian and South American routes.
BA shares retreated 1.00 percent to trade at $75.26 at 10.38 am ET on Thursday.