Azerbaijan Airlines selects companies for Boeing 787 component support

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Azerbaijan, Baku, April 9 / Trend A. Badalova /

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) has selected UK A J Walter Aviation (AJW) and British Airways Engineering for providing power-by-the-hour component support for its new fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft which will commence flight operations in 2014, AJW reported on Monday.

According to the report, under the agreement, AJW and British Airways Engineering will provide extensive component supply, inventory management and repair services.

According to the President of A J Walter Aviation Christopher Whiteside, considerable numbers of these pioneering aircraft are due to be delivered over the next few years and airlines need to assess the best way to extract total value from their flagship fleet assets.

"Azerbaijan Airlines is already a premier customer for AJW and one of the first to assess and plan for the introduction of this technologically advanced aircraft. We are proud to be working closely with them over the next few months to ensure all their requirements will be met," he said.

Azerbaijan Airlines has an order to purchase two Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The cost of each is $90 million. The country will be the first in Central Asia to receive these aircraft.

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