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Boeing announces sale of 10 new 787-10X

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Boeing announced today the sale of 10 787-10X Dreamliners at the Paris Air Show.

The 787-10X is equipped with state-of-the-art GEnx engines.

According to a Boeing press release, the sale to GE Capital Aviation Services -- the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric -- is subject to the launch of the 787-10X program.

"We have studied the capabilities Boeing is developing for the 787-10X and anticipate strong demand from our airline customers for this airplane," said GECAS President and CEO Norman C.T. Liu. "The 787-10X will be a perfect complement to our broad portfolio of modern, fuel-efficient aircraft offering the lowest operating costs in the market."

The 10X would be the third, and largest member of the 787 family of Boeing jets, which are manufactured in North Charleston. If the program moves forward, it would add about 15 percent passenger capacity  over the 787-9.

"As a leader in commercial airplane leasing and financing, GECAS enjoys an outstanding reputation and its influence is substantial," said Ray Conner, president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "When GECAS makes a decision about how to build its fleet, the industry takes note. Its commitment to the 787-10X is a strong statement about the capabilities of this highly efficient airplane."

This latest purchase of 787s will bring the total number of airplanes GECAS has ordered from Boeing to 598 since 1995, including 737s, 747s, 757s, 767s and 777s. To date, GECAS has taken delivery of 444 of the airplanes. 

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