Aircraft News - Africa / Middle East.


Dec 18, 2006

Air Seychelles, Boeing, GE

Air Seychelles selected the GEnx to power the two 787-8s it leased from ILFC in April for delivery in 2010. The deal includes a 10-year OnPoint Solutions agreement worth more than $25 million. Dec 14, 2006

Kenya Airways, Boeing

Kenya Airways boosted its 787-8 commitment with an additional three firm orders announced over the weekend. It now has orders for nine firm aircraft plus four options, up from the six firm and six options placed in March. It will take first delivery in October 2010, with the balance of the order arriving through late 2012. Dec 17, 2006

National Air Services, Airbus, Gulfstream, Raytheon

National Air Services of Saudi Arabia said it will order 75 total aircraft from Airbus, Gulfstream and Raytheon in a $2 billion purchase. NAS, which launched operations in 1999 offering ownership stakes in business jets, will buy the aircraft before 2010 as part of a plan to create a 100-strong fleet, according to Reuters. The carrier won Saudi Arabia's first private airline passenger license this month and will launch low-cost domestic services next year. It can start...

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