Tue, May 06, 2008
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"Today marks a new beginning for Iraq. We are very
comfortable with our selection of Boeing airplanes as the basis of
our fleet renewal and pleased to count Boeing as a trusted partner
in supporting our reconstructive efforts."
Source: Iraqi Minister of Finance Bager M.
Jabor Al Zubaidy. Boeing and the Government of Iraq announced
Monday an order for 30 Boeing 737-800s, the first step in
re-establishing the war-torn country's scheduled commercial
aviation operations. As part of the deal, Boeing will also offer
advice and expertise in areas such as the planning and development
of airport infrastructure throughout Iraq; helping train aviation
sector personnel; aiding in the selection and acquisition of
airline support equipment; and arranging for cost-effective
maintenance and service solutions for used aircraft obtained prior
to new airplane deliveries.
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