Randy Baseler, Marketing Vice President for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that worldwide response to the company’s new 787 Dreamliner is “far beyond our expectations.”
To date, he said 44 airlines have signed contracts for a total of 544 new 787s.
“We’re working on executing our plan to make sure that we can fulfill what we say we’re going to do,” Baseler said Tuesday. “It’s working very well and we’re on plan for the rollout to be July 8 and the first flight to be toward the end of the summer and deliveries in 2008.”
The 787-3 Dreamliner is a twin-aisle plane with a seating capacity of 290 to 330. It’s designed to use 20% less fuel than other planes of its size and has a range of 2,500 to 3,050 nautical miles.