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Monday, December 17, 2012

Boeing Delivers First 777 to Republic of Iraq

The Republic of Iraq took delivery of a Boeing 777-200LR on Saturday at a ceremony in Baghdad attended by senior government leaders and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Steve Beecroft.

The delivery is the first transaction between Boeing and Iraq since Iraqi Airways purchased a commercial version of the 747 in 1982.  Boeing did not release the financial details of the transaction.

“We are proud to be part of the new beginnings of the Iraqi aviation sector and appreciate the trust that the Republic of Iraq has placed in Boeing products,” said Marty Bentrott, vice president of sales, Middle East, Russia and Central Asia at Boeing. “We look forward to growing and strengthening our partnership with the Republic of Iraq.”

The Republic of Iraq has a total of 30 737s and 10 787 Dreamliners on order from Boeing, with the first 737 scheduled for delivery in mid-2013, Boeing said. More 

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