March 25, 2015 / 9:44 PM / 3 years ago

Hainan Air plans to buy 30 Boeing 787-9s worth $7.7 billion

(Reuters) - Hainan Airlines Co Ltd (600221.SS), China’s fourth-largest airline in fleet size, said on Wednesday it plans to order 30 Boeing Co (BA.N) 787-9 airplanes, valued at $7.7 billion at list prices.

The tailwing of a model Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft is pictured at the Boeing booth at the Singapore Airshow February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su

The order would boost Boeing’s 787 program backlog to 855 planes, and represents the biggest order this year for the jet.

The 787 is Boeing’s most high-tech plane, with a carbon-composite fuselage and improved fuel efficiency. The 787-9 is a stretched version introduced last year that seats 280 passengers and has a range of 8,300 nautical miles.

Boeing did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Reporting by Alwyn Scott in New York; editing by Matthew Lewis

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