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Russia's S7 Signs $2.4 Billion Boeing 787 Deal: Report

In this hand hout computer-generated image provided by Boeing shows the company's new series Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Wednesday, April; 27, 2005. A senior Boeing Co. official on Wednesday brushed off the threat of European rival Airbus SAS's "superjumbo," saying orders for Boeing's smaller, more fuel-efficient Dreamliner were robust. (AP Photo/Boeing) ** EDITORIAL USE ONLY **

Russian airline S7, formerly called Sibir, has signed a $2.4 billion contract for 15 Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" planes, Russia's Interfax news agency quoted a company statement as saying on Tuesday.

It said the deal also included an option for 10 more Dreamliners.

Last month the company signed a $705 million deal with Boeing , ordering 10 Boeing 737-800s and securing purchase rights for another 10 of the same model.

A spokesman for S7 told Reuters he was unaware that any press release had been issued and declined to make any comment.

S7 is scheduled to hold a news conference later on Tuesday.