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Aeromexico gets on Dreamliner bandwagon with order for six aircraft

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Boeing has taken order for more than 800 Dreamliners from 58 customers, including Aeromexico. Incidents involving the aircraft’s electrical systems haven’t seemingly slowed the sales.

— Dennis Schaal

Despite several incidents involving the Dreamliner’s electrical systems, Aeromexico went ahead and finalized an order for six 787 Dreamliners from Boeing, with the contract valued at $1.2 billion.

The first delivery is expected to take place in the summer of 2013, and Aeromexico plans to use the mid-size aircraft constructed largely out of composite materials on long-range routes in Europe, Asia and South America, the airline says.

Grupo Aeromexico, which operates an all-Boeing fleet, plans on operating 19 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

Aeromexico had committed to order the six Dreamliner in July, but revealed the finalization of the order on December 27.

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