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Oman Air becomes a new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner operator with the first delivery

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Oman Air (Muscat) and Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The airline ordered six 787-8s in November 2011 as part of its expansion plans. The pictured Boeing 787-8 A40-SA (msn 42378) was handed over to the carrier on October 7, 2015.

Boeing currently has eight 787 customers in the Middle East with a total of 175 Dreamliners ordered and 140 in backlog.  Boeing has also been contracted by Oman Air for a suite of services to support the upcoming entry into service of its 787 Dreamliners and to ensure ongoing efficiency and cost savings for its fleet. These services will help Oman Air minimize the time and cost of maintenance while increasing airplane availability.

Oman Air issued this statement:

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The state-of-the-art airliner will fly from the Omani capital of Muscat to the southern city of Salalah following its delivery to Oman Air. The flight will be hosted by members of Oman Air’s senior management team, and will carry VIPs, high-ranking government officials, dignitaries from public and private sector organisations, and media representatives. During the one-and-a-half-hour flight each guest will be amongst the first to enjoy Oman Air’s outstanding Dreamliner passenger experience, prior to the aircraft entering scheduled service.

Following the special showcase flight, the Dreamliner will enter service on routes from Muscat to Europe and Saudi Arabia.

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Oman Air’s new Dreamliner is one of six currently on order. Following delivery of the first aircraft in October, a second Dreamliner will arrive with the airline in November 2015. A further four deliveries are expected between 2016 and 2018.

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Oman Air to lease 14 aircraft from ALC including a new Boeing 787-9

Oman Air (Muscat) and Air Lease Corporation (Los Angeles) have announced long term lease agreements for 14 jet aircraft. The lease agreements cover three new Boeing 737-800s, seven new Boeing 737 MAX 8s, and one new Boeing 787-9, all from ALC’s order book with Boeing. This transaction also includes one used Boeing 737-700 (msn 33103) and two used Boeing 737-800 aircraft (msns 33104 and 34242). The deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2015 and continue through to 2019.

Oman Air’s Chief Financial Officer, Japeen Shah, said, “We are very pleased to sign these agreements with Air Lease Corporation. They enable Oman Air to continue its ambitious fleet and network expansion program, and deliver even greater choice and convenience for our customers. Our expansion plan will see Oman Air’s fleet expand to 57 aircraft by 2018, and to 70 aircraft by 2020. This agreement represents a significant step towards achieving our strategic aims. Furthermore, Air Lease Corporation is at the forefront of the aircraft leasing industry and shares Oman Air’s commitment to realising excellence in all aspects of its work. We look forward to a fruitful partnership.”

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Oman Air’s increased fleet size is enabling it to offer even more exciting destinations within its global network. Over recent months, new services have been launched to Manila, Jakarta, Goa and Singapore. Further new services will be announced closer to the time of their launch, and are expected to include, amongst others, destinations in Bangladesh and China.

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8Q8 WL A40-BN (msn 30652) arrives in Dubai.

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Boeing to support Oman Air’s six Boeing 787s on order with a “suite of services”

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) has announced Oman Air (Muscat) has contracted for a suite of services to support the upcoming entry into service of the airline’s 787 Dreamliners and to ensure ongoing efficiency and cost savings for its fleet.

Boeing will support Oman Air’s 787s with its Component Services (formerly Rotables Exchange) program, Loadable Software Airplane Parts service and Airplane Health Management. Together, these services will help Oman Air minimize the time and cost of maintenance while increasing airplane availability.

With the Component Services program, Oman Air will have access to a Boeing-managed, dedicated pool of high-value, mission-critical parts, enabling the airline to greatly reduce their inventory management costs while improving component availability.

Through the Loadable Software Airplane Parts service, Boeing will handle software configuration and management tasks associated with operating the 787.

Airplane Health Management will allow Oman Air to minimize maintenance delays and schedule disruptions by continuously monitoring airplane performance while the airplane is in flight, notifying ground crews in advance of potential maintenance issues.

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Oman Air, the designated carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has six 787s on order.

Boeing Commercial Aviation Services offers the industry’s largest portfolio of services including 24-hour customer support; pilot and crew training; aftermarket parts; airplane maintenance, engineering and modifications; and information services to enable airlines and leasing companies to operate more efficiently.

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Oman Air is phasing out its ATR 42s and Embraer 175s

Oman Air (Muscat) is phasing out its remaining ATR 42s and Embraer ERJ 175s. The four E175s will be gone by the end of this year or early 2016 according to a report by Travel Daily Media which quotes CEO Paul Gregorowitsch.

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Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Oman Air’s Embraer ERJ 170-200STD (ERJ 175) A40-EA (msn 17000323) prepares to land in Dubai.

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Reuters: Oman Air to add 20 additional Boeing 737s

Oman Air (Muscat) according to Reuters, is adding 20 additional Boeing 737 aircraft as part of an expansion plan that will double its fleet to 70 planes by 2020, quoting CEO Paul Gregorowitsch.

The increase includes current 737s, delivered from 2017, as well as new 737 MAX aircraft that will be delivered starting in 2019. 10 aircraft will be sourced directly from Boeing and the others from leasing companies.

Oman Air currently operates two Boeing 737-700s and 15 Boeing 737-800s.

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-81M A40-BD (msn 35287) prepares to land in Dubai.

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Oman Air takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-900 ER

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Oman Air (Muscat) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737-900 ER.  The pictured Boeing 737-91M ER A40-BI (msn 40069) was handed over on November 12.

The remaining four aircraft are due to be delivered by November 2015.

Oman Air and Boeing (Chicago) on June 19, 2013 announced an order for five Boeing Next-Generation 737-900 ER airplanes at the 2013 Paris Air Show.

Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker. Boeing 737-91M A40-BI exits the runway after a test flight at a very dark and rainy Boeing Field in Seattle.

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Oman Air posts a loss of nearly $295 million for 2013

Oman Air (Muscat) reported a financial loss of nearly $295 million for 2013. This loss deepened from the previous year.

Oman Air reported strong increases in revenues and passenger numbers, supported by growth in seat capacity, cargo operations and the number of passengers carried in 2013. Oman Air blamed the loss on its investment in new aircraft.

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Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-243 A40-DF (msn 1120) of Oman Air lands in Zurich.

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