Boeing Finalizes Orders From Dubai, Vietnam, Brazil

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing says it has finalized orders from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, Vietnam Airlines and Vietnam Aircraft Leasing Co., and Brazil’s GOL Linhas Aereas.

The Dubai deal is simply closing a previously announced order for 100 planes.

The order for 70 Boeing 737s, 15 new 787s, 10 Boeing 777s and five 747 freighters is valued at $10.9 billion at list prices.

A letter of intent for the order was signed in November at the Dubai Air Show.

State-owned Vietnam Airlines’ latest order, which comes after it announced plans to order 30 Airbus jets last fall, includes four Boeing 787s. VALC will purchase eight other 787s, then lease them to Vietnam Airlines. The planes are worth $2 billion at list price.

GOL Linhas Aereas, a budget carrier based in Sao Paulo, added 40 narrowbody 737-800s to a previous order. GOL also secured purchase rights for another 40 737s, which – if exercised – would boost the airline’s 737 fleet to 167 planes.

Boeing says those orders will be added to their update Thursday on its total jetliner orders for 2007.