Wed, Sep 17, 2003
United Services, the airline support business within UAL, has
completed the sale of a Boeing 747-422 aircraft to Dubai Air Wing
through Reef Aviation Group, agent for the government of Dubai,
United Arab Emirates.
This is the second
B747-422 that Reef Aviation Group has purchased for Dubai Air Wing,
Government of Dubai. (The first aircraft was delivered in May 2003;
the second aircraft was delivered September 9.)
The aircraft sale includes training for six pilots and nine
maintenance technicians, as well as engine maintenance, component
maintenance, and engineering support. Reef Aviation Group also
purchased spare engines as part of the agreement, creating
additional revenue for United.
Negotiations for the aircraft sale began with the sale of the
first aircraft. "Reef Aviation Group originally approached us on
behalf of Dubai Air Wing with interest in buying two B747-400s,"
says Marty Lawrence, manager- Aircraft and Engine Sales, United
Services. "Approval for the purchase of the second aircraft wasn't
received until July, but once we had that, we were able to finalize
an agreement quickly. Dubai Air Wing and Reef Aviation Group know
they can buy from us with confidence." United has long been a
provider of pilot training for Dubai Air Wing's B747SP and B747-200
freighter crews, Lawrence points out.
In addition to the aircraft sale, United Services and Reef
Aviation Group agreed to a separate contract providing for MRO
services for the B747-422 engines over the next three years.
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