Boeing on early Thursday announced a widebody jet order commitment from Singapore Airlines for 69 airplanes worth $23 billion at list prices.
The order commitment includes 20 Boeing 777-9s, 19 787-10s and a reaffirmed commitment for 30 additional 787-10s, Boeing said in a news release.
Even though none of the orders are firm, Baird analyst Peter Arment wrote in an investor note Thursday that the commitments are a “major win” for Boeing.
“This hotly contested campaign with Airbus secures a marquee Asian airline with more BA aircraft and provides a boost to the 777-9 program that has not had any orders in the last 20 months,” Arment wrote.
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Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita manufactures major parts of both airplanes, including their forward fuselages.