Iraq handed over the first installment of the financial installments incurred by him in favor of the US Boeing aircraft manufacturers.
According to the Iraqi Ministry of Transport said in a brief statement received by the agency news of the day a copy of it, "the first installment has been transferred to the company for the supply of the remaining aircraft at Boeing after a long pause." Without disclosing the value of this installment.
Iraq had stopped his extradition financial earplugs because of the financial crisis due to lower oil imports.
And Iraq had signed in May 2008, the first two decades with the company [Boeing] US to buy 40 aircraft of Civil Aviation, and the second with the company [Bombardier] Canadian, to buy ten aircraft, while the Ministry of Finance showed that the total value of the two contracts amounting to five billion dollars.
Iraq and received since the end of 2012 until the month of October of 2015, a number of Boeing aircraft within the site with the company's contract and that it is hoped that the end of the year end 2018, also received a Bombardier aircraft CRJ900 over the past years, bringing the number of its fleet of aircraft about 32 aircraft belonging to Iraqi Airways.
The Cabinet approved the sixth of February, on the Iraqi Airways has signed a contract extension with Boeing to replace the number of aircraft that do not entail any financial burden on the public treasury.
The Ministry of the Iraqi transport in 28 of the same month, for the US company agreed to hand over Iraq's modern aircraft through 2017, rather than the contract due in the current year 2016, attributed the reason to the aircraft included in the previous decade have become outdated.