Boeing marks delivery of Oman Air 787 Dreamliner

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Oman Air said they celebrated the delivery of the airline´s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The airline ordered six 787-8s in November 2011 as part of its expansion plans.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is an all-new, super-efficient family of commercial airplanes that brings big-jet ranges and speed to the middle of the market. In response to airlines´ overwhelming preference, Boeing designed the 787 family with superior efficiency, which allows airlines to profitably open new routes to fly people directly where they´d like to go in exceptional comfort. Since entering service in 2011, the 787 family has opened more than 50 new non-stop routes around the world. Oman Air has announced that it will deploy its first Dreamliner on services to Saudi Arabia and Europe.

Boeing currently has eight 787 customers in the Middle East with a total of 175 Dreamliners ordered and 140 in backlog.