Boeing Renames Dreamliner Jet The '787'


Mar 7, 2003
Boeing Renames Dreamliner Jet the '787'

Fri Jan 28, 6:09 PM ET Business - AP

SEATTLE - The Boeing Co. officially renamed the 7E7 Dreamliner the "787," the next model designation in the series, the aerospace giant said Friday.

The formal designation came the same day that Chinese airlines signed an agreement with Boeing to order 60 of the new fuel-efficient jetliners in a deal the company hopes will boost orders for the plane worldwide.

The aircraft has a list price of $120 million.

"Incorporating the 8 at the time of the China order is also significant because in many Asian cultures the number 8 represents good luck and prosperity," said Alan Mulally, president and chief executive of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, in a statement.