Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraq has reached a deal with Canadian jet manufacturer Bombardier for the purchase of five passenger jets, a statement by the transport ministry said on Tuesday.
Minister Kazim Finjan said in the statement that the ministry reached a deal with the company for the purchase of five CS300 jets.
According to the minister, the agreement comes to activate a preliminary contract signed with Bombardier in 2013 for the purchase of five jets for nearly USD387 million.
Finjan said the new model can help cut plane fuel consumption by 20% compared to other aeroplanes, and enjoys high-degree safety options, including autopilot landing.
Iraq’s passenger fleet consists of 33 Boeing and Bombardier jets.