LATAM announces order for five additional Boeing 787s

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LATAM Airlines Group announced Wednesday an additional order for five Boeing 787s to continue advancing its commitment to become more efficient and sustainable. The agreement positions the South American group as the largest Dreamliner operator in Latin America.

With this order, which is in addition to deliveries expected in the coming years, the number of Boeing 787 aircraft operated by LATAM will reach 46, an increase of 20 aircraft of this model compared to what it operated before the pandemic.

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Additionally, LATAM has decided to equip the next Dreamliner deliveries it receives with GE Aerospace’s GEnx engines, becoming the first airline in South America to be equipped with these engines known for their high performance and efficiency.

“These actions are fully aligned with the commitment to sustainability and bring LATAM closer to the goal of becoming a carbon neutral group by 2050,” said Ramiro Alfonsín, CFO of LATAM Group. “The incorporation of GEnx engines is a decision provides greater flexibility and options for long-range fleet growth. In addition, increasing the Boeing 787 fleet will allow the group to operate two different engine models recognized for their state-of-the-art technology and reduced environmental impact.

The group currently has 332 aircraft, 56 Boeing passenger aircraft (767, 777 and 787 models) and 256 Airbus aircraft (A319, A320, A320neo, A321 and A321neo models). In addition, LATAM Cargo has 20 cargo aircraft.