Vietnam Airlines confirmed yesterday that it will acquire 12 additional 787-8s following Boeing's Monday announcement that the carrier had promised to "move forward" with additional acquisitions (ATWOnline, Oct. 2). VN previously had ordered four -8s. Citing Chairman and CEO Nguyen Sy Hung, Vietnamese daily Thanh Nien reported that the airline signed an MOU for the direct purchase of four 787-8s and the purchase by Vietnam Aircraft Leasing of an additional eight. Deliveries will occur in ...

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