Chicago — US aircraft manufacturer Boeing announced on Monday that Air Canada has placed an order for a total of 18 wide-body 787-10 jets, with the option to purchase 12 more.
Deliveries of the new aircraft are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2025, with the last delivery scheduled for first quarter of 2027.
Currently, Air Canada operates fleet of 38 Dreamliners, including eight 787-8 and 30 787-9 jets.
The new aeroplanes will be used to replace older, less efficient wide-body jets.
According to Boeing, these new planes reduce fuel use and improve efficiency by up to 25% percent compared to previous-generation jets.
In a statement, Air Canada said the Dreamliner provides exceptional passenger comfort with enhanced cabin pressurization and humidity controls, and has the largest dimmable windows of any commercial aircraft.
In pre-market activity, shares of Boeing are trading at $197.20, down 0.26% on the New York Stock Exchange and shares of Air Canada closed at $14.18, down 0.46%.
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