Iraqi Airways anticipates its 1st of 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliner delivery

Iraqi Airways A320 tail. Image by Vytautas Kielaitis/shutterstock.com

Iraqi Airways has announced that it is anticipating the arrival of its brand-new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with the first of ten to be scheduled for delivery in the coming days.

Boeing has completed the assembly of Iraqi Airways first Dreamliner, the airline revealed in a post on social media on March 16, 2023. The message accompanied a photo of the brand-new 787 in the airline’s livery.

The Boeing 787, registered as YI-ATC, was assembled in the manufacturer’s Charleston factory in South Carolina, the United States.

According to the airline, the following step is for the two companies to arrange the date for the delivery flight. The air carrier has not revealed when that might happen.

Images of the aircraft in Iraqi Airways livery were also shared on social media.

In total, the airline has placed orders for ten Dreamliners: nine 787- 8s and one for the larger 787 variant, the -9. All ten aircraft will be powered by General Electric GEnx-1B engines, as CH-Aviation data shows.

Iraqi Airways is based at Baghdad International Airport (BGW) in Baghdad, Iraq. Currently, the airline operates a fleet of 36 aircraft, 19 of which are parked. It also has orders for 26 aircraft. Besides the ten Boeing 787s, the airline is also awaiting deliveries for one Airbus A220 and 15 Boeing 737 MAXs, according to CH-Aviation.

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