Aviation News

March 10, 2010

Iraqi Government Firms Up 787 Buy

Curiously, neither Boeing nor Iraq have put out an illustration of what their new planes will look like, so instead, here’s Iraqi Airways 727 (YI-AGR) at Paris-Orly, circa June 17, 1981. (Photo by MilborneOne)

The Government of Iraq has signed a formal agreement for the purchase of 10 Boeing 787 aircraft that will likely be operated by the nation’s flag carrier, Iraqi Airways. This finalization follows preliminary agreements that was initially first announced two years ago, and this past December.

Iraq will also be receiving 30 Boeing 737-800 aircraft as the result of a deal finalized in April 2008.



About the Author

Mark Lawrence
Mark Lawrence is a NYCAviation staff member and a south Florida-based aviation fanatic. He has been around the industry since he was a small boy. Mark can be reached at [email protected]




 
 

 

FRIDAY PHOTOS: The 787-10 Takes Flight

For this week's Friday Photos, we take a look at the brand new Boeing 787-10 with photos from both North Charleston and Seattle.
by NYCAviation Staff
0

 
 

Man Versus Machine in the Aviation World

As the amount of technology in aircraft has increased, so has the number of computers involved and the reliance on them for the aircraft's operation.
by Stephen Carbone
2

 

 

A Double Dream: Qatar Airways Takes Home Two New 787s

Qatar Airways took delivery of 2 787-8 Dreamliners recently in Everett, WA, and NYCAviation was there for the festivities!
by Mark Lawrence
1

 
 

Qantas Swings Back Into Profit After An Aggressive Restructuring

After a number of dark years for the airline's finances, things are finally starting to look up for Qantas as they have begun to return to profitability.
by Zina Aziz
0

 
 

American Airlines Launches First Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

After a water cannon salute at 7:30 AM, the new jet with its quiet engines spooled up and we rocketed out of Dallas-Ft. Worth on our way to Chicago.
by Justin Cederholm
0