Kazakhstan to purchase nine Boeing airplanes

Kazakhstan to purchase nine Boeing airplanes

Kazakh Airlines affirmed its commitment to purchase Boeing airplanes under the terms of the $1.3 billion contract, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s press service said.

"During their visit, the two leaders [Nursultan Nazarbayev and Donald Trump] celebrated two separate deals between Boeing and Kazakh airlines totaling over $1.3 billion, sustaining an estimated 7,100 direct and indirect US jobs," the White House statement reads.

Specifically, Kazakh air carrier SCAT Airlines ordered six Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes. With the first aircraft scheduled for delivery in March 2018, these will be the first 737 MAXs owned and operated in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

In addition, Kazakhstan’s flagship air carrier Air Astana affirmed its commitment, under the terms of an existing contract, to purchase three 787 Dreamliners, which are scheduled for delivery in 2021.

Nazarbayev’s official visit to the United States started on January 16 and will last through Thursday. 

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