Source AP ©

Boeing, Aeroflot sign deal for Russian carrier to acquire Dreamliner jets

Boeing and Aeroflot signed a deal Saturday for the Russian carrier to acquire 22 Dreamliner jets from the American plane maker.

Scott Carson, Boeing Co.'s commercial airplanes chief, said delivery of the 787 Dreamliners to Aeroflot would begin in 2014.

A deal for the acquisition had long been in the works, but it appeared to have foundered since late last year amid a chill in relations between Washington and Moscow.

Asked if the deal represented the healing of the political rift, Carson said: "It represents a business relationship between us and Aeroflot, and we're very proud of that relationship."

Aeroflot CEO Valery Okulov, who signed the agreement with Carson, acknowledged that the deal was worth billions of dollars (euros), but refused to reveal a specific figure.

Comments
Ukraine dreams of what it can do to Crimea after winning war with Russia
Who loses and wins most from Caspian Sea division
Who loses and wins most from Caspian Sea division
Ukraine dreams of what it can do to Crimea after winning war with Russia
Ukraine dreams of what it can do to Crimea after winning war with Russia
Who loses and wins most from Caspian Sea division
Pilot shares his impressions after flying Su-57 fifth-generation fighter
Trump's solar wall and barefaced lies
US-Russian confrontation: War is peace, freedom is slavery
Why Russia continues investing in US public debt
Ukraine and PMC Blackwater to poison Donbass with radioactive waste
Ukraine dreams of what it can do to Crimea after winning war with Russia
Ukraine and PMC Blackwater to poison Donbass with radioactive waste
Ukraine dreams of what it can do to Crimea after winning war with Russia
Turkey desperately tries to rescue its national currency as it falls to all-time lows
Who loses and wins most from Caspian Sea division
Ukraine dreams of what it can do to Crimea after winning war with Russia
Ukraine dreams of what it can do to Crimea after winning war with Russia
Turkey desperately tries to rescue its national currency as it falls to all-time lows
Russians tired of Putin's foreign policy
Ukraine dreams of what it can do to Crimea after winning war with Russia