Boeing kickstarts air show with order for jets worth $4.7 billion

(Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Monday it won an order for 14 777 Freighters for a value of $4.7 billion, firing the opening salvo against rival Airbus SE (AIR.PA) in a contest for business on day one of the Farnborough Airshow.

FILE PHOTO: The Boeing logo is seen on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane in Long Beach, California March 14, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

The U.S planemaker said logistics group DHL placed the order and acquired purchase rights for 7 additional freighters.

Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty

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