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News Summary: Orders for 102 Boeing stretch 787s

The Associated Press

MORE BOEING FOR THE BUCK: Boeing won major orders for a stretched-out version of its popular 787 Dreamliner jet at the Paris Air Show, further evidence of a strengthening market for more expensive long-haul jets.

THEY WILL COME: After announcing the formal launch of its 787-10, Boeing says it already has commitments for 102 jets from five customers: Air Lease Corp., Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, International Airlines Group and GE Capital Aviation Services. The new 787-10 lists at $290 million, making the deal worth nearly $30 billion at full price, although customers often negotiate deep discounts.

BIGGER IS BETTER: The original 787 can seat between 210 and 250 passengers. Boeing has started building a longer version, the 787-9, that would hold between 250 and 290 passengers, while the 787-10 would seat between 300 and 330.