Boeing and China Southern Airlines Celebrate Delivery of First 787 to China

 Boeing and China Southern Airlines Celebrate Delivery of First 787 to China

PR Newswire

EVERETT, Wash., May 31, 2013

EVERETT, Wash., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Boeing (NYSE: BA) and China
Southern Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the carrier's first 787
Dreamliner. China Southern is the first Chinese airline to take delivery of
the game-changing airplane. 

"Today's 787 delivery represents a significant new milestone in the
strengthening partnership between Boeing and China," said Ray Conner,
president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We thank the Chinese
government agencies, China Southern and all our Chinese customers, and
suppliers for their support and contributions to the success of the Dreamliner

This delivery is the first of 10 Dreamliners for China Southern. China
Southern will first operate the 787 on domestic flights before introducing the
Dreamliner on its long-haul international passenger service. China Southern is
the tenth customer worldwide to take delivery of the 787 Dreamliner.

The 787 Dreamliner is an all-new airplane featuring a host of technologies
that provide exceptional value to airlines and unparalleled levels of comfort
to passengers. It is the first mid-size airplane capable of flying long-range
routes, enabling airlines to open new, non-stop routes preferred by the
traveling public.

Exclusive Boeing suppliers Chengfei, Hafei and Shenfei play important roles in
the 787 program, manufacturing the 787 rudder, wing-to-body fairing, and
vertical fin leading edge. Chinese partners also play increasing roles in
supplying components to other current Boeing commercial airplane models
including the 737, 747, 767 and 777. Today, more than 7,000 Boeing airplanes
fly around the world with major parts and assemblies from China.

Wang Yukui
Boeing China Communications
+86 10 5925 5588
+86 1360 131 7722 (mobile)


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