Aircraft News - Africa / Middle East.


Jul 16, 2007

Arkia Israeli Airlines, Boeing

Arkia Israeli Airlines To Buy two More Boeing 787. Arkia Airlines said on Tuesday it would exercise its option to buy an additional two Boeing 787 aircraft. Arkia paid between USD$140 million and USD$150 million for each of the jets, which are to be delivered in 2013, the company said. Arkia in December ordered two similar jets that are to be delivered in 2012. Rival El Al Israel Airlines recently bought two 777 jets for more than 1 billion shekels (USD$236 million), which will be delivered in late July and late August. El Al in late 2006 cancelled an option to buy 14 787s, but this week said it has reopened negotiations to buy Dreamliner jets. Jul 10, 2007

Dubai International, Airbus, EADS

Dubai International Capital said it purchased a 3.12% stake in Airbus parent EADS through its Global Strategic Equities Fund. Reuters reported that the stake is worth more than $830 million and makes the fund EADS' fifth-largest shareholder. DIC, which is wholly owned by the Dubai government, said in a statement that it is confident in the eventual success of Airbus's "comprehensive restructuring program." Jul 10, 2007

Oman Air, Airbus

Oman Air signed an LOI for five Airbus A330-200s with delivery scheduled for 2009, but it was unclear whether the aircraft scheduled for deployment in November comprise accelerated deliveries or additional leased...

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