Chicago, USA: Aerospace major and the world's second largest commercial plane maker, Boeing Co, has said it has won orders for 61 aircraft from European tourism company TUI Group. The deal is valued at about $4.7 billion at list prices.
The order is for 11 of Boeing's 787-8 Dreamliners and 50 Next-Generation 737s, Chicago-based Boeing said in a statement. Two of these 737s have already been delivered. The orders were previously listed on Boeing's Web site as being from an unidentified customer.
The Dreamliner orders bring the total for the plane to 567 from 44 customers. Boeing is ramping up production to deliver on a record backlog, that includes 1,500 737s valued at more than $100 billion. The 787 production line is fully booked for the next six years, with orders worth about $70 billion.
TUI is yet to announce an engine supplier for its 787s. Both General Electric Co. and Rolls-Royce Group Plc make engines for the aircraft.