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Boeing Gets 35 Dreamliner Orders

The airplane maker announces the orders a day before the new plane's official unveiling.
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Boeing (BA) - Get Report announced new orders for 35 of its 787 Dreamliners on the eve of the commercial jet's official unveiling.

The U.S. aerospace giant said Saturday that Air Berlin had placed an order for 25 of the 787-8 model. The order, which is valued at $4 billion at list prices, is the single largest one placed for the aircraft by any European carrier, according to Boeing. The German low-fare carrier also is securing 10 options and 15 purchase rights for additional Dreamliners.

Meanwhile, Aviation Lease and Finance Company has ordered 10 of 787-8 model. The order has a value of $1.62 billion at list prices and is in addition to a March order by the Kuwait-based leasing company for 12 of the planes.

Airplane makers typically don't disclose actual deal prices, although buyers of commercial planes are known to receive significant discounts from the public list prices.

Boeing was planning to showcase the 787 Sunday in Everett, Wash. The airplane maker, which says it's on schedule to make the first 787 delivery next May, says the jet will save airlines fuel and will offer passengers a more comfortable cabin environment.

Boeing shares finished Friday up 52 cents at $98.88.