The order is worth about $4.5 billion (3.1 billion EUR) at the plane's list price, though buyers typically negotiate steep discounts.
Santiago-based LAN Airlines also plans to lease six additional 787s from International Lease Finance Corp. The airline will also acquire four Boeing 777 freighters - two from Boeing and two on lease from General Electric's aviation division.
Boeing said last month it would delay the launch of its highly anticipated Dreamliner by six months to November or December 2008 because of assembly problems.
The head of Russian Technologies, Sergei Chemezov, clarified the fate of anti-aircraft guided missiles that Russia was supposed to deliver to China
The British Prime Minister cuts a sociopathic figure, isolated, stubborn beyond belief, totally wrong and convinced that the world gravitates around her feet
The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested Michael Calvey, the founder of Baring Vostok investment fund, on allegations of embezzling 2.5 billion rubles from Vostochny Bank. Calvey will be held in custody until April 13