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Boeing raises jetliner prices by 5.5 percent

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Aug. 7, 2012 at 11:31 am |
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.

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