Includes Development Of Pilot Training Program
Boeing announced orders this week for 11 787-8 Dreamliners and
50 Next-Generation 737s with TUI Group, Europe's largest
integrated-tourism company. The value of the orders is
approximately $4.7 billion at list prices, and two of the airplanes
have already been delivered.
"The 787's unprecedented environmental performance will make it
an incredibly valuable asset as we look to reduce our carbon
output," said Dr. Michael Frenzel, chairman of the TUI AG board.
"The 787 will offer a 20 percent reduction in emissions and has a
60 percent smaller noise footprint for our airport communities. It
is the green airplane we need for greener operations."
TUI Group has not announced an engine supplier for its 787s. The
company plans to put the airplanes into service with Arkefly in The
Netherlands, Belgium-based Jetairfly, Thomsonfly of the United
Kingdom, Germany-based TUIfly and the Scandinavian operator TUIfly
The 737s will be operated on short- and medium-haul routes by
all TUI airlines. All of the 737s will be fitted with advanced
Blended Winglets, which reduce aerodynamic drag, thereby increasing
fuel efficiency and range while reducing carbon emissions and
"Boeing is extremely proud of the partnership that exists with
the TUI Group," said Marlin Dailey, vice president of Sales for
Europe, Russia and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "As a
company that operates throughout Europe, TUI will capture
significant benefits by operating a common fleet of Next-Generation
737s and 787s across the group. The ability to move aircraft from
one fleet to another to satisfy changing demands will allow TUI to
be extremely nimble and flexible - a must in today's highly
competitive environment. TUI can also reap the benefits of a mixed
fleet flying both the 737 and the 787."
To assist TUI, Boeing is working to create a training program
that will allow pilots to transition easily from one airplane type
to another, so that cross-training costs are minimized and fleet
efficiency is maximized.
"TUI's order is a reaffirmation of the value that airlines
derive from the 737's exceptional economics, technology,
reliability and environmental performance," Dailey said.