Boeing Delivers First Next-Generation 737-800 to Iraqi Airways

Boeing Delivers First Next-Generation 737-800 to Iraqi Airways

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Boeing, Mon, Aug 12, 2013

Boeing delivered a Next-Generation 737-800 to Iraqi Airways, the first of 30 that the airline ordered in 2008. The delivery reflects modernization of Iraq’s commercial aviation system and is an important milestone in Boeing’s efforts to help rebuild Iraq’s aviation infrastructure.

“The Next-Generation 737-800 will play a key role in helping us modernize our fleet and integrate into the regional and international commercial aviation system," said H.E. Hadi Al Ameri, Iraq's Minister of Transportation. "Boeing has played a pivotal role in our growth plan and the Next-Generation 737 has earned an excellent reputation for reliability and operational efficiency."

Marty Bentrott, vice president for Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, said: "This is a historic milestone in our relationship with Iraqi Airways and a testament to the value that the Next-Generation 737-800 will bring to the airline's fleet. Boeing is proud of the confidence that Iraqi Airways has in its products and we look forward to further strengthening this relationship to fulfill the airline's future commercial aviation needs."

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