Spanish carrier Air Europa announced an order for eight Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners valued at $1.3 billion at list prices. The order, placed by Air Europa in 2007, previously was accounted for on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries Web site as an unidentified customer. Air Europa also acquired purchase rights for an additional eight 787s. Air Europa has selected the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine to power its 787s.
Air Europa, based in Palma de Mallorca, is the first Spanish customer for the 787 and plans to operate the 787 on its long-haul routes to destinations such as Argentina, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.