SEATTLE, March 18 Boeing Co said it
planned to announce on Tuesday a significant airplane order, a
deal sources familiar with the matter said would be with Irish
budget carrier Ryanair for about 170 planes worth $15
billion at list prices.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Ray Conner is
scheduled to be in New York for the announcement Tuesday
morning, Boeing said on Monday.
The sources, speaking last week on the condition of
anonymity, said the landmark order was exclusively for the
current generation Boeing 737NG jet.
Reuters reported exclusively in late January that Ryanair
was closing on a deal for at least 150 current-generation 737NG
passenger jets to be completed within weeks.