Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Pakistan International Airlines reportedly set to order 8 787-9

It seems that Boeing's attempt to convince Pakistan International Airlines to convert an order for 5 777-300ER has borne fruit and PIA will convert the order to 8 787-9s. This follows a letter (which was leaked) from BCA President Ray Conner to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif offering to convert the 777 order to 787.

I don't have any information on timing for the final contract but it is understood that Boeing execs will fly on a company 737-700BBJ to Karachi from Chicago on Tuesday to finalize the deal with PIA whose board has approved the deal.  There is a quid pro quo with this purchase as Boeing has agreed to set up a carbon fiber maintenance center in Pakistan. Again details are not yet available. It is unknown when 787-9 deliveries to PIA will begin.


Shahbaz Shabbir said...

Glad to know About Carbon Fibre Maintenance Centre.
PIA is Going to Rock N Roll !!

syed said...

Hope is done deal

Uresh said...

Nope PIA has backed out of it since then