Boeing and Embraer get $333 million in deals

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US aircraft maker Boeing and Brazilian planemaker Embraer have won deals worth a total of $333 million (R2642 million) to supply Algeria’s oil company Sonatrach subsidiary with seven planes, Sonatrach said today.
Boeing secured a $228.5 million (R1809 million) deal to sell to Tassili Airlines, an affiliate of Sonatrach, four 150-seat planes, Sonatrach said in a statement on its website, Reuters reports.
Embraer will supply three 100-seat jets for $104.68 million (R825 million), it said, adding that the bids were opened yesterday.
Other bidders for the order included Airbus and Canada’s Bombardier Inc.
Sonatrach said bids for two other 70-seat planes were “unfruitful” and another tendering competition would be launched shortly.
The main role of Tassili Airlines is transporting people working in Algeria’s energy industry but it plans to expand operations with domestic and international passenger flights.