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Boeing Sells 3 More 777s To EVA Air

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 2:07pm
The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing Co. said on Tuesday that it sold three 777s to Taiwan's EVA Air.

The order also includes options for four more of the 777-300ER. And EVA also plans to lease four more from General Electric Co.'s GE Capital Aviation Services, according to Boeing. Eva already operates 15 of those planes.

Boeing said the airline is expanding its fleet to add flights to mainland China and new destinations in North Asia.

The 777 is one of Boeing's largest planes and is commonly used on long-haul international flights. The list price for a 777-300ER is $298.3 million, making the new order for three of them worth almost $895 million, although discounts are common.

Shares of Chicago-based Boeing fell $1.05 to $74.91 in afternoon trading. GE shares fell 24 cents to $19.09.

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