Vietnam Airlines signs agreement with Boeing for fleet expansion and replacement
JULY 7, 2015:-Vietnam Airlines is to take delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner later this month. A memorandum of collaboration was signed between Boeing and Vietnam Airlines for the latter’s fleet expansion and replacement. Boeing has offered the airline eight 787-10 Dreamliners and eight 777-8Xs, which the airline acknowledged. Boeing and Vietnam Airlines will work together and report to government authorities before coming to official cooperation agreements in the future. "I'm glad to introduce the very first Boeing 787 Dreamliner for Vietnam Airlines, marking the start of 19 of these new aircraft to expand our fleet and operations," said Dr. Pham Viet Thanh, Chairman of Vietnam Airlines. "I believe that with its state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly, safe and convenient features, the 787 will offer Vietnam Airlines' customers new experiences and a new quality of service." "Today we build on more than two decades of partnership with Vietnam Airlines and Boeing is honored to be joined by General Secretary Nguyen PhuTrong on his historic first official visit to the United States," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. "We are proud to celebrate Vietnam Airlines' first 787 Dreamliner and to continue to provide them with the best airplanes in the world."