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Mar 5, 2007

Boeing, Azerbaijan Airlines

Boeing confirmed an order from Azerbaijan Airlines for three 787-8s and two 737-900ERs valued at $609 million at list prices. AZAL is the first airline from the former Soviet Union to order either type, Boeing said. The carrier will fly the 787 to destinations in East and Southeast Asia and North America, entering the long-haul market "for the first time," according to AZAL DG Jahangir Askerov. The aircraft will be powered by the GEnx. No engine choice was announced for the 737s. Feb 26, 2007

Qatar Airways, Airbus

Qatar Says Talk Of Airbu EADS Stake Premature. Qatar said on Friday it was premature to talk about the Gulf emirate buying a stake in Airbus parent EADS. Shares in the European aerospace group rose last month after the state-owned Qatar Investment Authority said it was in talks to buy a stake. French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy also said it was too early to talk about shareholding ties. The French government owns 15 percent of EADS alongside two core industrial shareholders --...

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