CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (Bizjournals.com) - Boeing Co. said it delivered to Philippine Airlines a new 777-300 extended range airplane packed with relief supplies for victims of Typhoon Ketsana.
The new 777 is owned by GE Capital Aviation Services and is the first 777 in the fleet of its lease customer Philippine Airlines. The airline has four more of the planes on order.
The plane that was flown from the Puget Sound area to Manila was packed with nearly nine tons of medical supplies and packaged meals that were obtained by three nonprofit agencies, including AmeriCares, Humanitarian International Services Group and Kids Against Hunger.
Philippine Airlines has operated since 1941 and currently flies five Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-400 airplanes.
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