JAL orders up to 50 7E7s
Boeing Co. said Japan Airlines has selected the 7E7 as its new mid-size, long-distance jetliner of the future. JAL ordered 30 of the aircraft, which is under development, and has options to buy 20 more.
Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2008 and are intended to replace the 767 and Airbus A300-600s. Boeing has received 112 orders, and 56 firm contracts for the aircraft. It had set a launch of goal of 200 orders by the end of the year.
The 7E7 is being designed to carry more cargo than other planes in its class. It can fit five pallets of cargo and five standard LD-3 containers in its hold.