The Boeing Company Statement Regarding Brazil's TAM Airlines' Commitment to Acquire Four 777-300ERs

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] is pleased to be working with TAM, Brazil's largest airline, which flies both domestic and international routes. Successful conclusion of on-going negotiations would result in the introduction of Boeing 777-300ER jetliners into the TAM fleet -- currently comprised of only Airbus A319/320s and A330s -- by the middle of 2008. TAM Airlines would become the first Latin American carrier to operate the popular 777-300ER.

The fuel-efficient 777-300ER is the world's largest long-range twin-engine jetliner and is capable of carrying approximately 370 passengers in TAM's three-class configuration, flying up to 7,880 nautical miles (14,594 kilometers).

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Nicolaas Groeneveld-Meijer
International & Sales Communications
Chuck Cadena
777 Airplane Program Communications