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MAS inks deal with Boeing for 16 planes
 13 Sep 2017 12:45
The MOU signing ceremony between the Malaysia Airlines MD and CEO Peter Bellew and Kevin McAllister, president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, witnessed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and other officials.

Malaysia Airlines Bhd has entered into an agreement with US plane manufacturer Boeing for 16 airplanes comprising eight 787 Dreamliners and eight 737 MAXs.

The MoU, which was signed in Washington, DC. on Sept 12, includes eight 787-9 Dreamliners by converting eight of Malaysia Airlines’ existing order of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and eight additional purchase rights of the 737 MAX 8s.

It said the MoU includes Boeing's Global Fleet Care service to maintain the national carrier’s current and future Boeing airplanes.

“New widebody aircraft are key to making Malaysia Airlines a premium airline offering a five star product again. The extraordinary range of the 787-9 gives an ability to operate to any point in Europe and some USA destinations in the future from Kuala Lumpur,” Malaysia Airlines managing director and chief executive officer Peter Bellew said.

“The MOU with Boeing on their Global Fleet Care programme will allow the two companies to build a world class MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul operations) for the 737 MAX, 787 and 737NG based on Malaysia’s existing facilities in Kuala Lumpur,” he added.

Malaysia Airlines currently operates more than 50 Next-Generation 737s and has an additional 25 737 MAXs on order, including 10 for the new 737 MAX 10.