American Airlines puts in order for 47 Boeing 787s

$12.3 billion. … That’s the list-price value of the 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets that American Airlines is ordering. (The actual price is confidential, but it’s typically about half of the list price.) American and Airbus also agreed to terminate an order for 22 Airbus A350 jets that had been placed by US Airways before its merger with American.

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