Egypt's Sisi discusses cooperation with Boeing chief in New York

Ahram Online, Wednesday 26 Sep 2018

Egypt's El-Sisi and Boeing chief Mark Alan (Photo:

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed potential cooperation projects to upgrade the fleet of the country’s flag carrier EgyptAir with Marc Allen, the president of Boeing, during talks in New York on Wednesday, a presidential spokesman said.

El-Sisi and Allen also looked at ways to bolster Egypt's defense fleet, spokesman Bassam Rady added.

He quoted the Boeing official as saying that his company aims to scale up its investments in Egypt.

The pair met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

EgyptAir’s fleet currently contains 39 Boeing 737-800, 777-200ER and 777-200ER aircrafts out of its 72-plane fleet, a source from the company told Ahram Online on Wednesday.

Last December, the airline received its ninth B737-800 aircraft, the last in a $864 million deal signed with Boeing in July 2016.

EgyptAir also bought six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners as part of a major $6 billion deal signed late last year to expand its fleet with 45 new aircraft, the biggest deal in the company's history. Egypt will receive the first of these aircrafts in March 2019, the company's source said.

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