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Boeing delivers first new jet to Iraq in years


February 19. 2013 10:11PM
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(AP) Boeing says the first of several jets it is selling to Iraq has touched down in Baghdad.


The arrival of the 777-200LR plane in the Iraqi capital on Saturday is the latest sign that Iraq is working to recover and rebuild after decades of war and sanctions.


More planes are coming. Boeing says Iraq has ordered another 30 of the smaller 737-800 model and 10 of its new 787. The first of the 737s will be delivered in the middle of next year.


Iraqi Transportation Ministry spokesman Karim al-Nouri says the plane's arrival is an important step toward building a large and reliable fleet for the government-owned Iraqi Airways.


Iraqi Airways' efforts to turn itself around have been hobbled by its ageing fleet and a long-running dispute with Kuwait.


Associated Press


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