Boeing, Ruili Airlines finalize order for 6 787-9 Dreamliners

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Ruili Airlines have finalized an order for six 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at USD1.59 billion, representing a widebody order for the Yunnan-based carrier, the company said.

The company said the 787-9 complements and extends the 787 family. With the fuselage stretched by 20 feet (6 meters) over the 787-8, the 787-9 will fly over 40 more passengers an additional 280 nautical miles (520 kilometers) with the same environmental performance than the aircraft it is replacing.

Established in February 2014, Ruili is a start-up carrier that operates a fleet of nine 737 airplanes on 16 domestic routes with 46 daily departures.