• Boeing und Oman Air geben Bestellung für sechs Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flugzeuge bekannt

    DUBAI,  14 November 2011 - 

    Boeing und Oman Air haben auf der Dubai Airshow eine Bestellung für sechs Boeing 787-8 Flugzeuge bekannt gegeben. Die Fluggesellschaft hat eine Vereinbarung mit Boeing und der in Kuwait ansässigen Leasinggesellschaft ALAFCO abgeschlossen, um bestehende Bestellungen für die sechs Dreamliner Flugzeuge von ALAFCO an Oman Air zu übertragen.

    Die 787 überträgt nicht nur die Reichweite großer Passagierflugzeuge auf mittelgroße Jets, sondern bietet Airlines ebenso einen konkurrenzlos niedrigen Treibstoffverbrauch. Die 787 verbraucht 20 Prozent weniger Treibstoff als heutige Flugzeuge mit vergleichbarer Größe. Diese außergewöhnliche Leistung basiert auf einer Reihe neuer Technologien, darunter fortschrittliche Verbundwerkstoffe, Systeme, Aerodynamik sowie Triebwerke. Verbesserungen für die Passagiere reichen von einer Kabine mit höherer Luftfeuchtigkeit bis hin zu verbessertem Komfort und anderen Annehmlichkeiten.

    Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Oman Air, Sultanate of Oman's flagship carrier, today announced an order for six Boeing 787-8s at the Dubai Airshow.
    The airline completed an arrangement with Boeing and Kuwait-based leasing company ALAFCO to transfer existing orders for the six Dreamliners from ALAFCO to Oman Air.

    "Our decision to order the 787-8 is part of Oman Air's long-term growth strategy to expand and modernize our fleet with newer, more fuel-efficient airplanes," said Peter Hill, chief executive officer, Oman Air. "We see direct benefits because of the Dreamliner's fuel efficiency and operating economics as well as the enhanced travel experience that Oman Air will be able to offer its customers aboard this airplane."

    In addition to bringing big-jet ranges to mid-size airplanes, the 787 provides airlines with unmatched fuel efficiency using 20 percent less fuel than today's similarly sized airplanes. The key to the exceptional performance of the 787 Dreamliner is a suite of new technologies, including advanced composite materials, systems, aerodynamics and engines. Passengers will also see improvements on the 787, from an interior environment with higher humidity to increased comfort and convenience.

    Since its establishment in 1993, Oman Air has witnessed massive growth and has played a major role in making Muscat an important traffic hub in the Middle East. The airline currently operates direct international flights from Muscat to 41 destinations across the Gulf, the Levant, Europe, East Africa and Asia. Oman Air's commitment to quality, comfort and a seamless passenger experience has resulted in international acclaim, including major regional and international awards and an Official 4 Star Airline (Skytrax 2011) rating.

    "Boeing and Oman Air share a decade-long partnership and we look forward to opening a new chapter together with the 787 Dreamliner," said Marty Bentrott, vice president of Sales for Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We see the 787 as a perfect complement to Oman Air's growing fleet, which will enable them to serve new destinations and enhance customer experience with the world's most advanced passenger jet."


    Saffana Michael
    Boeing Commercial Airplanes
    +9 7150-4590651

    Usama Al Haremi
    Oman Air
    +968 24519 616