Japan Airlines will order 30 7E7s from the Boeing Co., the companies announced this morning.
The planes are worth about $3.75 billion at list prices, although it’s likely that JAL, as a launch customer, got a discount. Boeing will start delivering the planes begining in 2008.
JAL becomes the second major Japanese airline to order the 7E7, which will be assembled in Everett. All Nippon Airways in April became the jet’s first customer when it ordered 50.
Today’s deal gives Boeing a total of 112 announced orders for the 7E7, with 56 of those being under firm contract. Boeing executives said last week that they still believe they’ll have 200 orders in hand by year’s end.