EgyptAir doubles Boeing order

EgyptAir has ordered six additional Boeing 737-800 aircraft, following the arrival of the first in a batch of six of the same aircraft type ordered last year.

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By  Joseph Mortimer Published  October 23, 2006

EgyptAir has ordered six additional Boeing 737-800 aircraft, following the arrival of the first in a batch of six of the same aircraft type ordered last year. The US $850 million deal for the12 state-of-the-art single aisle aircraft will help EgyptAir boost its regional operations, the airline said. The Cairo-based carrier will also be the first airline to put into service a 737 with Boeing’s Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) installed in its flight deck. The Boeing EFB digitally delivers vital charts and manuals that pilots need to fly an airplane, giving them quick access to the information they require. An onboard performance tool gives pilots the ideal speeds and engine settings for an aircraft, in any weather, on any runway, with any payload, improving the efficiency, range and payload. The airline’s Next-Generation 737-800s are also equipped with a Heads-Up Display (HUD) system that projects key navigational data directly in front of pilots, allowing for safer operation in difficult conditions such as inclement weather or problematic navigational terrain.

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