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Malaysia Airlines agrees to $3-bn Boeing plane deal

The airline signed a memorandum of understanding for eight of the carbon-composite Dreamliners

Julie Johnsson Kyunghee Park & Jennifer Jacobs 

Malaysia Airlines Berhad agreed to buy Boeing Company’s 787-9 Dreamliners and 737 Max jets as the Southeast Asian nation’s flag carrier looks to boost services on its busiest routes. The airline signed a memorandum of understanding for eight of the carbon-composite Dreamliners, and eight 737 Max 8s, Boeing said in an e-mailed statement late Tuesday. The planes are worth $3.06 billion at list prices that exclude customary discounts. The agreement marks a victory for Boeing in a competition that had been viewed as favouring rival Airbus. Malaysia had been in talks ...

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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 00:46 IST
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