Saudi sovereign wealth fund apparently near $35 billion offer for Boeing jets

Saudi sovereign wealth fund reportedly near $35 billion deal for Boeing jets

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Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is close to an offer to order Boeing business jets for the fleet of a brand-new nationwide airline company, The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, pointing out individuals knowledgeable about the matter.

Photo handled March 13, 2019 reveals the Boeing logo design at its head office in downtown Chicago.

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The airplane order is valued at $35 billion, the report stated, including that the offer might be revealed as quickly as Sunday throughout a main launch of the nationwide airline company.

The offer consists of wide-body jets which are frequently utilized for long global flights, the report included.

In October, Saudi Arabia remained in innovative settlements to buy practically 40 A350 jets from Airbus, with Boeing likewise lobbying for a piece of the kingdom’s transport growth, market sources had actually informed Reuters.

The head of state-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) had actually then informed Reuters that it remained in talks with Boeing and Airbus on orders both for itself and a prepared brand-new provider, RIA.

Boeing decreased to comment and the Saudi PIF did not instantly react to a demand from Reuters for talk about the report.

The offer belongs to a quick growth by the nation under a method to change the kingdom into a transportation center and promote tourist.