Aircraft News - Africa / Middle East.


Sep 24, 2007


A $49.2 million Air Force Electronic Systems Center contract has been awarded to Boeing. The defense contractor will upgrade communications systems on Saudi Arabia's fleet of five Boeing E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft. The work is expected to be complete by December 2009. Sep 21, 2007

Kuwait Airways, Boeing, Airbus

Kuwait is in talks with Boeing 787 and Airbus A320 on buying about 36 aircraft for around USD$4 billion, a source close to the negotiations said on Tuesday. Last month state-owned Kuwait Airways cancelled an order for 19 passenger planes worth about USD$3 billion from a local leasing company after parliament refused to approve funding. Kuwait's transport minister now heads a committee comprising Kuwait Airways officials mandated to negotiate with Airbus and Boeing. The committee "is due to present a report to parliament on what to buy, after two months", said the source, who declined to be identified. "There have been talks with the two companies." Kuwait Airways lost most of its fleet, 15 planes, during Iraq's 1990-1991 occupation of the Gulf Arab oil producer. Sep 18, 2007

Qatar Airways, Thales Training

A J Walter Aviation will help Thales Training and Simulation support customers of its flight simulators by providing...

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