Boeing Statement on American Airlines Announcement

SEATTLE, Oct. 15, 2008 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] is pleased that American Airlines has reinforced its long-standing relationship with Boeing by announcing its intent to purchase 42 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

"American Airlines' endorsement of the 787 Dreamliner, after American's many years of study, attests to the airplane's technological advances and ability to contribute to a carrier's bottom line," said Ray Conner, vice president of Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We look forward to working with American Airlines to bring these newest airplanes into American's growing fleet of Boeing airplanes."

Contact Info:
Nicolaas Groeneveld-Meijer
International & Sales Communications
office: +1 206-766-2229
mobile: +1 206-228-4527
Marc Birtel
787 Program Communications
mobile: +1 206-390-4115