Tag Archives | Boeing

Iraq Bans Boeing 737 MAX from its Airspace

By John Lee. The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) has announced that it has banned all Boeing 737 MAX planes from its airspace. The move follows the crash of a 737 MAX in Ethiopia on Sunday, which killed 157 people, and another disaster involving that model of aircraft in Indonesia five months ago, which killed […]

US Firm wins Drone Contract in Iraq

By John Lee. Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, has been awarded a $7,758,625 firm-fixed-price delivery order for the procurement of six ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems, related support equipment, training, site activation, technical services, and data for the government of Iraq under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Baghdad, Iraq (67 percent); Bingen, […]

Boeing Wins $40m Iraq Defense Order

US defense giant Boeing has been awarded a $39,662,335 cost-plus-fixed-fee foreign military sales (Iraq) contract to acquire engineering and technical services necessary to support the Avenger short-range air defense system. One bid was solicited and one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of May […]

FlyBaghdad leases Jordanian 737

By John Lee. FlyBaghdad has reportedly wet-leased a Boeing 737-400 from Jordan Aviation. The company also has two A320-200s leased from South Africa’s Global Aviation Operations, and three CRJ-200s, two of which are leased from Iraq Gate (Baghdad). Launched earlier this year, FlyBaghdad currently offers scheduled passenger flights to Erbil, Najaf, Sulaymaniyah, Istanbul and Tbilisi. […]

Emirates Airline, Boeing Deliver Aid to Iraq

Emirates Airline and Boeing partnered with a US-based non-profit organization, Another Joy Foundation, to transport a consignment of critically-needed blankets and sleeping bags on board the airline’s newly delivered Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range). This is the sixth time since 2009 that Emirates and Boeing have collaborated to transport humanitarian aid to countries to the needy in […]

Apache Sale Thrown into Doubt

By John Lee. Defense News reports that a proposed $4.8-billion deal to sell the latest Apache AH-64E helicopters to Iraq may have fallen through. According to the report, the US government made Baghdad a formal offer for the 24 helicopters, along with spare parts and a comprehensive training program, but the Iraqis have not yet […]

Pentagon to Sell Apaches to Iraq

By John Lee. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for AH-64E APACHE LONGBOW Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $4.8 billion. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of 24 AH-64E APACHE […]

Iraq Negotiates with Airbus

By John Lee. Iraqi Transport Ministry is negotiating with Airbus to buy a number of planes, according to a report from Aswat Al Iraq. Iraqi Transport Minister Hadi al-Ameri said the negotiations related to a number of A320 planes. He also confirmed signing the contract with the Canadian company Bombardier to buy ten planes, and […]

Iraq Receives First New Boeing 737

By John Lee. Iraqi Airways is due to receive its first new Boeing 737-800 (pictured) this week, according to KUNA. It will the first of a total of 30 aircraft to be received between now andl 2017, and includes 12 first class seats and 150 economy seats. Iraq signed the deal for the aircraft in […]

First Boeing 777 Enhances Iraqi Airways Fleet

Iraqi Airways received the first Boeing 777 aircraft for its fleet during a delivery ceremony at the Baghdad International Airport on December 15, 2012. The ceremony was attended by the Iraqi Minister of Transportation, Mr. Hadi al-Ameri, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Stephen Beecroft, Boeing officials Donald A. Galvanin and Alan W. Smith, as well as […]