Baku - Azerbaijan Airlines has signed an order agreement with Boeing for an additional 787-8 and a purchase commitment for two 747-8F or 777F cargo aircraft.

Announced Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the Dubai Air Show, the contract is estimated $ 1.9 billion at list prices. The aircraft are deliverable from 2019 to 2020.

As a traditional Boeing customer, Azerbaijan Airlines also operates four 757-200s and two 767-300s. The arrival of the first of the ten 737 MAX is scheduled for the end of 2018.

The agreement for cargo aircraft will be finalized later and allows Azerbaijan Airlines to acquire two 747-8F or two 777F, or one device of each type.

In December 2014, Azerbaijan's national carrier became the first operator of the Dreamliner in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) of the former USSR. The company currently operates two 787-8.

"The order of additional 787 Dreamliner will significantly increase the capabilities of our airline, allowing us to serve new destinations and carry more passengers," said in a statement, Jahangir Askerov, the president of Azerbaijan Airlines.

Boeing also announced that Azerbaijan Airlines will be the launch customer for the 787 landing gear exchange program. Through this offer, a carrier can exchange landing gear that needs to be repaired or overhauled for another set of aircraft. certified inside a Boeing pool. This service eliminates the need for operators to contract, schedule and manage the review process, the American manufacturer said. The agreement covers the company's seven Dreamliner.

As a traditional Boeing customer, Azerbaijan Airlines also operates four 757-200s and two 767-300s. The arrival of the first of the ten 737 MAX is scheduled for the end of 2018. Today, the fleet also includes four Airbus A319s, eight A320s, three A340-500 / 600s and four Embraer 190s.

Based in Baku, Azerbaijan Airlines serves 40 destinations in 25 countries.