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Royal Air Maroc buys Dreamliners.

11 August 2005

Boeing and Royal Air Maroc have signed a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of up to five 787 Dreamliners.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes regional sales director Ihssane Mounir said the agreement sets the stage for the revolutionary Dreamliner to join Royal Air Maroc's fleet. Boeing and Royal Air Maroc expect to conclude formal negotiations in September.

""Royal Air Maroc selected the 787 because of its unmatched capability and value after a thorough analysis,” said Mounir. “We look forward to working closely with Royal Air Maroc to bring the efficient, reliable, comfortable and quiet 787 into service.""

Royal Air Maroc's Board of Directors agreed to purchase the Boeing 787s on July 29, following a long and well-defined competition that had been extended on two occasions. After declaring the tender to be clear and transparent, RAM's Board of Directors instructed the airline to directly engage Boeing in negotiations for the purchase of the 787 as the best solution for its long-haul fleet.

The launch of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which enters commercial service in 2008, has been the most successful in Boeing's history. Currently, Boeing has 257 total orders and commitments from 21 airlines worldwide.