On Friday, Boeing celebrated with HRH Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the U.S., and leaders from SAUDIA and Riyadh Air at Boeing South Carolina, following a commitment from the carriers to purchase up to 121 787s.
On Friday (May 5, 2023), Boeing welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Reema Al-Saud, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the U.S., and leaders from SAUDIA and Air Riyadh to Boeing South Carolina. The celebration follows the March 2023 announcement that the two airlines will purchase up to 121 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. HRH Princess Reema Al-Saud, Captain Ibrahim Koshy, CEO of SAUDIA, and Tony Douglas, CEO of Riyadh Air, addressed over 3,000 Boeing team members and toured the 787 final assembly building.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet order represents the fifth largest commercial airplane order by value in Boeing’s history, and will support American aerospace manufacturing jobs at Boeing and across the supply chain. The landmark purchase is part of Saudi Arabia’s strategic Vision 2030, with the goal of serving 330 million passengers and attracting 100 million visitors to the Kingdom by 2030.
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