The Boeing Co. said Wednesday that it has sold 10 of its big 777s to the airplane leasing arm of General Electric.
The order for the 777-300ERs would be worth $2.8 billion at list prices, although discounts are common. Boeing spokesman Tim Bader said the order by GE Capital Aviation Services was all new and had not been listed previously.
The new order means GECAS has ordered a total of 53 777s. Most have been delivered, though it is still waiting for three more 777-300ERs ordered in 2000, as well as two 777 freighters ordered in 2006. Before the latest order, Boeing had 91 deliveries of the 777 pending. The 777-300ER carries 365 passengers. Airlines use the plane on high-density, long-haul routes. GECAS spokesman Dan Whitney said it has leasing customers lined up for the five planes previously on order, but not for the 10 new planes.