Several new defense and commercial agreements
will further strengthen Boeing’s partnership with Saudi Arabia.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary
of State Rex Tillerson were joined by King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz
Al Saud, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif Al Saud and Deputy Crown
Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud at a signing ceremony that
included Boeing products and services. The Boeing-related
- Agreements to purchase Chinook helicopters and
associated support services as well as guided weapon systems.
- Saudi Arabia’s intent to order P-8 maritime,
patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, which are based on the Boeing
737 commercial airplane.
- A joint venture with the Kingdom to provide
sustainment services for a wide range of military platforms. The
agreement also supports Saudi Arabia’s efforts to grow its
indigenous aerospace industry and ecosystem through its Vision
- A commercial registration certificate for the
Saudi Rotorcraft Support Company, a newly formed joint venture
between Boeing, Alsalam Aerospace Industries and Saudia Aerospace
Engineering Industries with bases in both Riyadh and Jeddah that
will provide support for both military and commercial helicopters.
- An agreement between Boeing and SaudiGulf
Airlines to negotiate the sale of up to 16 widebody airplanes.
“These announcements reaffirm our commitment to
the economic growth, prosperity and national security of both
Saudi Arabia and the United States, helping to create or sustain
thousands of jobs in our two countries,” said Boeing Chairman,
President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg, who also participated in the
Saudi-U.S. CEO Forum. “Our decades-long partnership with the
Kingdom began in 1945 when President Roosevelt presented a DC-3 to
King Abdul Aziz Al Saud, launching commercial air travel in the
region. We welcome the opportunity to continue that support. I
appreciate the efforts of King Salman, President Trump and his
administration to support American manufacturers as we seek to
grow at home and around the world.”
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