New York - Turkmenistan Airlines is in talks with Boeing to sign an order agreement for three Boeing 737 MAX 7 aircraft.
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, the president of Turkmenistan, came together with Bryan Lopp, Boeing’s director of international operations and policy, during his attendance at the UN General Assembly in New-York last week.
It was the latest episode in a series of meetings with the American aircraft manufacturer. Turkmenistan Airlines to purchase three Boeing 737 MAX 7of which one is a Boeing Business Jet for transportation of high-ranking government officials. The deliveries are scheduled for 2019.
The previous contract with the American aircraft manufacturer had been signed in 2014 for three Boeing 737-800.
The Central Asian carrier currently operates six B717, 13 B737, two B757, three B777, and one Bombardier CRJ-700. The flag carrier of Turkmenistan aims to double the airline’s fleet by 2030, primarily adding 50 to 100-seat regional aircraft for domestic flights.