An order for six Boeing 787 Dreamliners, more than two years in the making, was finalized Monday, Boeing announced.
The customer is China's Xiamen Airlines, which plans to use the twin-engine, composite-bodied planes to open up new routes to America and Australia.
The first of Xiamen's Dreamliners will be delivered next year.
The all-Boeing Chinese airline first announced its intent to order the Dreamliners in May 2011, but winning government approval took more than two years. At list prices, the order is worth $1.27 billion, but airlines typically negotiate discounts.