July 28: Boeing announced two major orders for its 777. Turkish Airlines has ordered seven Boeing 777-300ERs (Extended Range) valued at $1.9 billion at current list prices, bringing its total 777-300ER order book to 12.
Ethiopian Airlines has ordered five Boeing 777-200LRs valued at $1.3 billion, becoming the first African carrier to order and operate the ultra-long-range 200LR model. The airline will use the 777-200LR to fly to new long-haul non-stop markets such as Washington and Beijing.
Ethiopian Airlines is currently an all-Boeing operator. With the exception of the 747, it has operated every heritage Boeing commercial aircraft since the 707.