Boe­ing se­lected for $294m deal

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AL­GE­RIA’S Tassili Air­lines signed a draft deal on Sun­day worth $294 mil­lion (R3.94 bil­lion) with US plane maker Boe­ing for three 737-800 air­craft, Al­ge­ria’s state news agency APS re­ported. The three 155-seat air­craft would be de­liv­ered dur­ing the sec­ond half of 2018, APS said, cit­ing of­fi­cials. Tassili Air­lines, which is owned by state en­ergy firm Sona­trach, cur­rently has a fleet of 12 planes. The draft deal was signed by the head of Tassili Air­lines, Belka­cem Har­chaoui, and Boe­ing’s vice-pres­i­dent for Africa and Latin Amer­ica, Van Rex Gal­lard. “The deal was won by Boe­ing af­ter a na­tional and in­ter­na­tional ten­der,“APS quoted Har­chaoui as say­ing. – Reuters

Ground crew es­cort a Boe­ing 737 MAX as it re­turns from a flight test. PHOTO: REUTERS

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