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Boeing raises list prices, especially for 787
The new price list also omits the smallest 737, suggesting it is no longer offered.
Seattle Times aerospace reporter
Boeing updated its jet catalog Tuesday, raising list prices by 5.6 percent on almost all its airplanes, with a 6.9 percent increase reserved for its new 787 Dreamliners.
The new 737 MAX 8 lists at $100 million; the star widebody twinjet, the 777-300ER, lists at $315 million; and the big 747-8 passenger jumbo jet lists at $351 million.
The 787-8 Dreamliner flying today lists at $207 million while the upcoming larger model, the 787-9, lists at $244 million.
In practice, Boeing offers large discounts, and no airline pays list prices.
Actual prices paid by any individual customer are never released officially, but filings with financial regulators and information from market insiders point to standard discounts of around 45 percent, and even higher for large, strategic orders.
The new price list omits a jet model previously included: the 737-600. The omission appears to confirm that the smallest member of the single-aisle jet family will no longer be offered.
In recent years, airlines have been moving up in airplane size, and the market for jets with less than 140 seats has shrunk accordingly. The 737-600 carries up to 132 passengers.
Boeing last sold a 737-600 in 2005. It's been six years since the last one was delivered from Renton.
Bombardier's forthcoming CSeries jet is aimed squarely at this market segment. But Boeing executives have said they believe the market is small.
Boeing spokeswoman Linda Lee said the three other 737 models are meeting all the requirements of current customers.
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