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Iraq acquires first Next-Generation 737-800 jet from Boeing

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Iraqi Airways has received the first of 30 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft the airline ordered in 2008, The Boeing Company announced on Monday.

“With this delivery, Iraqi Airways currently has 39 Boeing airplanes on order, including 29 Next-Generation 737-800s and 10 787 Dreamliners,” Boeing said in a company press release.

"Boeing is proud of the confidence that Iraqi Airways has in its products and we look forward to further strengthening this relationship to fulfill the airline's future commercial aviation needs,” said Marty Bentrott, vice president for Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Middle East, Russia and Central Asia.

“The Next-Generation 737 family has won orders for more than 6,500 airplanes, while the 737 family has surpassed 11,000 orders to date,” Boeing said. The company has delivered "more than 7,600 737s - including more than 4,500 Next-Generation 737s - and currently has more than 3,400 unfilled orders for 737s (through July 2013).”

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