Boeing delivers British Airways' first 787 Dreamliner

            Boeing delivers British Airways' first 787 Dreamliner

PR Newswire

LONDON, June 27, 2013

LONDON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and British Airways
announced the delivery today of the UK carrier's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The British Airways 787 departed Paine Field in Everett, Wash., on Wednesday,
June 26, arriving at London's Heathrow Airport today at12:10 pmlocal time.
The airplane was welcomed to its Heathrow home by Willie Walsh, chief
executive officer of International Airlines Group (IAG), the company that owns
British Airways.

"The 787 is a tremendous, innovative aircraft which sets new standards for
environmental performance and operating efficiency and I'm sure British
Airways' customers will love it," said Walsh. "The 787 will become a mainstay
of the British Airways fleet over the next few years."

British Airways has announced that the airline will operate the 787 from
Heathrow to Toronto from Sept. 1 and Heathrow to Newark from Oct. 1.

"The delivery of the first of BA's 787s is an exciting milestone for Boeing
and British Airways," said Todd Nelp, vice president of European Sales, Boeing
Commercial Airplanes. "The 787 is the most technologically advanced and
fuel-efficient commercial jetliner in its class. Its improved lighting, bigger
windows, larger overhead bins, lower cabin altitude and cleaner cabin air will
offer BA's passengers an unparalleled flying experience."

The 787 Dreamliner is composed of lightweight composites and features numerous
systems, engine and aerodynamic advancements, with unmatched fuel efficiency
using 20 percent less fuel than today's similarly sized airplanes. It is the
first mid-sized airplane capable of flying long-range routes, providing
airlines with unprecedented fuel economy and low operating costs and enabling
airlines to open new, non-stop routes preferred by passengers. On a 787 with
Rolls-Royce engines, UK companies make about 25 percent of the 787 by value.

The British Airways 787 Dreamliner carries 214 passengers and is configured
with 35 seats in Club World, 25 in World Traveller Plus and 154 seats in the
World Traveller cabin.

British Airways operates more than 140 Boeing airplanes within its fleet
including 52 777s, as well as the world's largest fleet of 747s with 52.

This is the first of 24 787s British Airways has on order. In addition, IAG
recently announced that it will convert 18 787 options to firm orders for
British Airways, subject to shareholder agreement. Twelve of these will be
787-10s, meaning British Airways will operate the entire 787 family – the
787-8, 787-9 and 787-10.

British Airways employs approximately 40,000 people, based mainly in the UK,
although it has staff based in more 75 countries around the world. The airline
has 14,500 cabin crew and 3,500 pilots. The airline's route network currently
serves in excess of 177 destinations and it operates in excess of 300,000
flights per year.


Fiona O'Farrell
Boeing European Communications
+44 (0) 7557 160 645

Matthew Knowles
Boeing UK Corporate Communications
+44 (7785) 463 861


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