Boeing Issues Statement on CR Airways' MOU with Boeing for 787s, 737s

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] is pleased that CR Airways has selected the 787 Dreamliner and Next-Generation 737, and we look forward to working closely with CR Airways as its expands its operations and serves its passengers with airplanes that combine superior operating economics and passenger appeal.

This preliminary agreement includes 10 787 Dreamliners and 30 Next-Generation 737-800s. The order is expected to be completed in 2006.

The launch of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which enters commercial service in 2008, has been the most successful in Boeing's history. Currently, Boeing has 354 total orders and commitments from 26 airlines worldwide.
The Next-Generation 737s fly higher, faster, farther, and more quietly than comparable airplanes, while offering greater fuel efficiency. Overall the 737 airplane family is the world's best-selling commercial jet airplane, with nearly 6,000 ordered by 229 customers.
For further information:
Linda Lee
International & Sales Communications
(206) 766-2905
Yvonne Leach
787 Program Communications
(425) 342-8537
Sandy Angers
737 Program Communications
(425) 965-9380
Mark Hooper
Boeing Hong Kong
+852 2273 5020