BoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 52 Posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 11042 times:
SEATTLE, March 31, 2008 -- Boeing and the government of Iraq have signed an agreement in Baghdad for the purchase of 30 Next-Generation 737s and 10 787 Dreamliners. The order will be booked and added to Boeing's Orders & Deliveries Web site upon completion of the final contractual terms of the agreement.
Apache323 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 9902 times:
It will be nice to see some new Iraqi airways jets flying around here, I only see the 727 and their 737-200 flying. The remaining fleet in Baghdad has been abandoned and will never fly again as the aircraft are in very poor condition and filled with dust, a sad sight to see. Good luck to Iraqi Airways and their future.
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 30071 posts, RR: 59
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 9093 times:
Good news to see IA getting new fleet. I hope they do the LON-ATH-BGW as suggested a while back. Especially if they were allowed to pick up traffic on the LON-ATH portion. Anyway hope it all goes well for them. I always loved their livery.
JFK787NYC From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 820 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8890 times:
Quoting AlanUK (Reply 16): The good news is that with all the delays from Boeing on the 787, Iraq may just be a place where you can land a plane safely by the time Iraqi Airways get their deliveries...
Once signed, I believe this takes the 787 program over 900 firm orders.
Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 2): Is the claim of Kuwait against Iraqi Airlines still active.
I believe it is, but I expect it will be handled prior to the first deliveries.
Quoting HBIHLtoEZE (Reply 6): What about the Airbus order for A310s that (due to Saddam's attack on Kuwait in 1990 and its aftermath) never materialised? Was it ever cancelled?
I believe it is still active on Airbus' books, but eventually it will be removed when the new government formally rejects the contract. They might take something else or I expect Airbus just keeps the deposits per a normal default.
Bringiton From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8396 times:
A lot of buisness oreinted travel will take place once iraq becomes more safe and is well on the road to prosperity . The next decade will see many wester buisnesses setting up shop in iraq , these aircrafts would be much needed to connect baghdad to major western capitals aswell as to cities around the middle east (737's) .
ATLFlyer323 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8380 times:
Quoting Bringiton (Reply 22): A lot of buisness oreinted travel will take place once iraq becomes more safe and is well on the road to prosperity . The next decade will see many wester buisnesses setting up shop in iraq
Wow for once we are being positive here on A.net, it's kinda nice!
Do we know what type of 737's they will be receiving?