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Northwest to start flying Boeing 787s in October 2008

20 October 2006

Northwest Airlines Corp. said it plans to begin flying the new Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” in October 2008.The Eagan-based carrier said Thursday that it has reached agreements with Boeing and engine maker Rolls-Royce for the delivery of 18 of the planes over three years.

Financial details were not revealed. The planes list for about $150 million apiece, though airlines typically negotiate lower prices. The airline, which is under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has not yet decided whether to buy or lease the planes.

source: mlive

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