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BOEING ANNOUNCES 767 ORDERS AT PARIS AIR SHOW

 PARIS, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing Commercial Airplane Group marked the opening of the 40th Paris Air Show today with an announcement that three airlines have ordered nine Boeing 767 twinjets at a total value of about $700 million, according to the company.
 Bahrain-based Gulf Air, Taiwan's EVA Airways and Japan Airlines (JAL) have ordered various 767 models. The order breakdown is as follows:
 -- Gulf Air: two 767-300ERs (extended range)
 -- EVA Airways: four 767-200s
 -- Japan Airlines: three 767-300s
 "The way these three airlines plan to use the 767 is indicative of why the airplane has been so successful over the past decade," said Richard R. Albrecht, executive vice president, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group. "The versatility of the airplane is remarkable -- from long range, over-water routes to shorter range shuttle service, the 767 can fly a wide variety of routes. It offers high levels of comfort for passengers and excellent economics to operators," he added.
 Gulf Air plans to use the two 767-300ERs ordered today on longer range routes, including over-water service. The order brings to 18 the number of 767s Gulf Air has committed to receive, making it one of the world's largest 767 operators. The airline, owned by the Gulf states of Bahrain, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Oman, currently operates 14 of the versatile, wide-body twinjets. Gulf Air's 767-300ERs will be configured to seat 212 passengers in a three-class arrangement and will be fitted with General Electric CF6-80C2 engines.
 EVA Airways, on the other hand, intends to use its four new 767-200s announced today on shorter regional routes. The carrier, which began operations from its Taipei base in July 1991, already operates three long-range Boeing 747-400s and five 767-300ERs to such destinations as London, Los Angeles and Vienna. This week EVA inaugurated flights from Taiwan to Seattle and Newark, N.J., with 747-400s. General Electric CF6-80C2 engines will power the new twinjets.
 Japan Airlines intends to use the three CF6-powered 767-300s announced today on its expanding domestic network. They will join a fleet of 15 Boeing 767s at JAL.
 To date, 50 customers have ordered a total of 665 Boeing 767s.
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 /CONTACT: John Wheeler of Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, 206-234-9334/
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