Boeing said on Monday it has agreed a deal with Russia’s Transaero Airlines for four 787-8 Dreamliners, worth USD$744 million at list prices.
Boeing’s 787 is a lightweight carbon-composite aircraft that was three years late to market but is popular with customers. The plane maker has about 850 orders for the plane on its books.
Boeing last week said it delivered 137 commercial planes in the first quarter, up 32 percent from the same period a year earlier.
The company is increasing production on all of its commercial aircraft to meet increased demand. The company is ramping up production on the 787 to 10 per month by the end of next year.