Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) has ordered five more
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners and signed a commitment to purchase two
Boeing 747-8Fs. The deal is valued at about $1.9 billion at current list prices.
Azerbaijan Airlines will also be the launch
customer for the 787 Landing Gear Exchange Program. This program
allows an airline to exchange landing gears that need to be
repaired or overhauled for another set of certified landing gear
from a pool that Boeing maintains, eliminating the need for
operators to contract, schedule and manage the overhaul process.
"Ordering additional 787 Dreamliner airplanes will greatly expand
our airline's capabilities, allowing us to serve new destinations
and carry more passengers," said AZAL President, Jahangir Askerov.
"We are delighted to expand our partnership with The Boeing Company, which has been a reliable partner in supplying modern
airplanes, and helping us operate and maintain the jets."
Azerbaijan Airlines is a major air
carrier and industry leader in the Central Asia region, serving 40
destinations in 25 countries. The airline currently flies two 787
airplanes as well as a fleet of Boeing 757 and 767s.
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