Biman Bangladesh Airlines selected Boeing for its long-haul fleet renewal, Civil Aviation Minister Mahbub Jamil told reporters this week in Dhaka, according to widespread press reports (ATWOnline, Feb. 27). BG will purchase four 787-8s (for delivery in 2017) and four 777-300ERs (2013 delivery) for $1.26 billion, Jamil said, and plans to sign a preliminary agreement by Saturday and a contract by April 15. It will continue to negotiate with Airbus for short-haul aircraft, he said, and will ...

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