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.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
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.