The Biz Buzz

Get the most up-to-date news, insights and analysis of Tacoma, Pierce County and South Puget Sound business.

NOTICE: The Biz Buzz has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved The Biz Buzz.
Visit the new section.

Boeing raises jetliner prices by 5.5 percent

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Aug. 7, 2012 at 11:31 am with No Comments »
August 7, 2012 11:31 am

You may have missed your chance if you haven’t already ordered your own personal 747-8 at a bargain price.

Boeing announced today that it is raising its list prices for its catalog of commercial aircraft by 5.5 percent across the board.

That means the two-deck, 465-passenger 747-8 now lists for $351.4 million, $18.4 million more than the same plane cost yesterday.

One of Boeing’s new 737 Max 8 single-aisle planes now costs more than $100 million, $100.5 million to be exact.

Don’t worry, though. While Boeing has posted a higher list price for its airliners, there’s still reportedly lots of bargaining room. Some aviation analysts say airlines making large purchases for the first examples of new-generation aircraft can get their planes for as little as 50 percent of the list price.

With the 747-8 in particular, I suspect Boeing remains extremely flexible in its negotiations. Sales of the new generation of jumbo jet have been slow lately, and Boeing may be eager to tote up more sales.

Leave a comment Comments
We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

JavaScript is required to post comments.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0