Boeing and Ariana Team Up for Airline's Renewal

Ariana Afghan Airlines and Boeing have finalized a fleet renewal plan that includes the lease of two 757-200s from Boeing Capital Corporation, as well as the direct purchase of four Next-Generation 737-700 airplanes that the airline will receive beginning in 2009. The agreement also includes an advanced training package for Ariana’s flight and cabin crews and maintenance and engineering staff to begin training for the 757-200s, that will be delivered later this month. Ariana currently owns three Airbus A300/B4, four Boeing 727-200 Advance Series, and one Antonov 24.

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Air Canada will re-engage Boeing for 777 and 787 purchase

Air Canada announced that it will re-engage Boeing to conclude an agreement on the acquisition of Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft. The airline received a binding arbitration decision resolving the matter of pilot costs and other issues relating to the airline’s acquisition the new aircrafts. The airline canceled in June 2005 an order of up to 50 Boeing 777 and 787 due to the pilot

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