June 24, 2016, (c) Leeham Co.: Boeing's recent deal with Iran Air for 100 737s, 777s and 747s and its indication that a Memorandum of Understanding with Volga Dnepr may be firmed up will help fill production gaps on the 777 Classic and 747-8 lines. But these transactions won't fully fill the gaps.
Boeing declined to detail the breakdown of its order--which is still subject to US government approval--but Reuters and The Wall Street Journal obtained the detailed list.
The Volga Dnepr MOU was announced last year at the Paris Air Show for up to 20 747-8Fs. This month, news emerged that this MOU appears to be firming up for 10 plus options or commitments. This contract may be announced at the Farnborough Air Show.