UAL Corp., parent of United Airlines, has ordered a record $22 billion worth of aircraft from Boeing Co.
The order includes firm commitments for 34 Boeing-777s and 30 Boeing 747-400s. It also includes options on 34 777s and 30 747-400s from Seattle-based Boeing, the biggest U.S. airplane manufacturer.UAL Chairman Stephen Wolf said United will receive the Boeing 777 airplanes between 1995 and 2000.
United will take delivery of the 747-400 aircraft between 1994 and 2004, Wolf said.
The Boeing 777 will replace United's DC-10 aircraft on its domestic routes, United said.
In July, Chicago-based UAL suspended talks to buy wide-body jets at the request of an employee group seeking to buy the airline company. UAL last week rejected a lowered bid from the buyout group.