Malaysia Airlines To Buy Boeing 737 and 787

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Malaysia Airlines To Buy Boeing 737 and 787

Malaysia Airlines To Buy Boeing 737 and 787. Boeing and Malaysia Airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 16 new aircraft, including eight Dreamliners.

The Minister of Trade and Industry of Malaysia, Dato 'Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed, witnessed the signing of the contract at the St Regis Hotel in Washington DC in mid-September 2017. Other officials present were the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the Honorable Dato 'Sri Muhammad Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak, as well as numerous representatives from Boeing and Malaysia Airlines.

The Boeing Order of Malaysia Lines - while still waiting for the conclusion - would encompass two passenger airliners: 787-9 Dreamliners and 737 MAXs. Malaysia Airlines already had a 737 MAX order in place: the MOU actually exchanges eight of these 737s for 787 instead. The details of the completed agreement will be added to the Boeing order and delivery website in due course, but the current schedule has the first aircraft arriving in 2019.

In addition to the aircraft, the memorandum also includes the provision of the Boeing Global Fleet Care service. This would cover all Boeing products in the operation of Malaysia Airlines, both in its current and future fleet. The current fleet already consists of about 50 Boeing 737-800 models, plus 15 Airbus A330-300 and six Airbus A380-800.

"Malaysia Airlines is proud to sign this MOU for the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and additional 737 MAXs, leveraging our more than 40 years of partnership with Boeing," said Peter Bellew, CEO and CEO of Malaysia Airlines. a key to making Malaysia Airlines a premium airline offering a five-star product again. The extraordinary range of the 787-9 offers an ability to operate anywhere in Europe and some US destinations. in the future of Kuala Lumpur. The MOU with Boeing in its Global Fleet Care program will allow the two companies to build a world-class MRO for the 737 MAX, 787 and 737NG based on existing Malaysian facilities in Kuala Lumpur. "

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Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

"Boeing offers the world's best wide-aisle and single-aisle aircraft and we are delighted that Malaysia Airlines continues to rely on Boeing with this MOU for 16 Boeing jets," added Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister. The 787 and 737 MAX will offer Malaysia Airlines fuel economy, economy and superior passenger experience as they continue to grow their businesses throughout Southeast Asia and beyond. "

Malaysia Airlines previously operated Boeing 777s, but phased them out after the infamous disappearance of the MH370 Flight. The plane in question was lost between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing on March 8, 2014. Its fate remains unknown.

Just three months later, there was the downing of Flight 17 of Malaysia Airlines, when a ground-to-air missile hit another Boeing 'Triple-Seven'. None of the 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board survived.