Boeing Delivers 1,000th Airplane to China

                  Boeing Delivers 1,000th Airplane to China

- China becomes first country outside of U.S. to take delivery of 1,000 Boeing
airplanes

- More than 7,000 Boeing airplanes worldwide include China-built parts

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, March 28, 2013

SEATTLE, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and China Eastern
Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th Boeing airplane for
China, one of the world's most dynamic markets for commercial airplanes.
Boeing forecasts that China will need 5,260 new airplanes, valued at $670
billion, in the next 20 years.

"We take great pride in the partnership that Boeing and China have shared for
more than 40 years. Boeing greatly values China as both a customer and a
supplier partner," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray
Conner. "This delivery symbolizes the tremendous accomplishments we have
achieved together along with the significant trust and confidence that Chinese
airlines have placed in Boeing's products and services. Boeing is committed to
advancing our partnership with China for decades to come."

The 1,000th airplane, a Next-Generation 737-800 with the Boeing Sky Interior
painted in special peacock livery, will join China Eastern Yunnan Airlines.
China Eastern currently operates the largest 737 fleet among Chinese airlines.

"We're pleased to be part of this historic delivery for Boeing and China,"
said Tang Bing, vice president of China Eastern Airlines. "We look forward to
working with Boeing to leverage the reliability, comfort, economics and good
environmental performance of Boeing airplanes, and bring more value to our
customers."

Boeing airplanes comprise the majority of commercial jetliners operated in
China, providing dependable, efficient service to more than 20 different
Chinese airlines. Chinese suppliers contribute parts and components to every
current Boeing commercial airplane model, including 737, 747, 767, 777 and
787. Today more than 7,000 Boeing airplanes operating throughout the world use
major parts and assemblies from China.

Headquartered in Shanghai, China Eastern Airlines is one of the three major
airlines in mainland China. Flying a fleet of more than 400 long-haul and
short-haul airplanes with an average age of less than seven years, China
Eastern Airlines serves nearly 70 million travelers annually and ranks among
the world's top five airlines in terms of passenger transportation volume.

Contact:
Wang Yukui
Boeing China Communications
+86 10 5925 5588
+86 1360 131 7722 (mobile)
yukui.wang@boeing.com

SOURCE Boeing

Website: http://www.boeing.com
 
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