Russian carrier Transaero has signed an order for four Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners. The signing ceremony, valued at £744 at list prices, was held onboard the 787 during a demonstration flight for Transaero’s executives, employees and special guests.
Transaero Airlines Chairman of the Board of Directors Alexander Pleshakov stated, “It is very symbolic that our airline became a participant of the first order announcement ceremony conducted in the air on board the 787. Boeing 787s will perform flights on both Transaero’s domestic and international routes.”
Captain Evgeny Nikitin, Commander of Transaero’s 767/777 flying unit, was co-piloting the 787 during the entire flight from takeoff to landing as the signing ceremony took place.
Transaero was the first private airline in Russia established in 1991. Transaero also was the first Russian airline to introduce a Boeing airplane to its fleet. In 1993 Transaero started operating its 737. Today Transaero is the second largest airline in Russia operating the 737, 747, 767 and 777 Boeing airplanes.
To date, Boeing currently has more than 850 orders for the 787.