Dreamliners over Bahrain

Over the weekend Boeing finalized an order with Bahrain’s national carrier for up to 24 787 Dreamliners. Not only is the order great news, but Boeing released a cool new image to go along with it.

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A new Gulf Air 787 flies over Manama, the capital city of Bahrain, in this remarkable rendering.

The agreement with Gulf Air is for 16 787s, with purchase rights for eight additional airplanes. Gulf Air selected the Dreamliner to be the core of their fleet for the next generation – increasing both their fleet’s efficiency and profitability. And I’d add that it’s great to see Boeing and the 787 continuing as an integral part of the growth in the Middle East.

By the way, with the Gulf Air order, the 787 program now has a total of 857 orders from 56 customers - the fastest-selling new airplane program in history.

Comments (4)

Norman (Long Beach, California, United States):

I remember bringing this up in the last thread,
this is a sure sign that Boeing is going to have a
good year, the option to the original sixteen seems
certain. The 787 like the 777-300ER certainly has given Boeing to make a strong presence in the Middle East, only Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, and Iran have not
ordered Boeing products, Syria and Iran for abstaining for reasons concerning the embargo and
Lebanon because of instability, Boeing is a true
challenge to Airbus in the Middle East.

I see the market in the Middle East getting stronger
and stronger as the demand for new planes grows and
the need to maintain a young and modern fleet is
paramount in maintaining the edge in attracting customers.

I am now more certain than ever that by the end of this year over 1,000 787's will be ordered as I have stated in my predictions list in the first thread of this year.

Chris C (South Africa):

The super-efficient 787 Dreamliner certainly looks spectacular in Gulf Air’s livery. Lovely image of the Dreamliner over Manama, Bahrain!

Mark (Los Angeles, CA):

Congratulations on another 787 order!

G (France):

The 787 with Gulf Air's livery looks cute.

Your post incited me to learn a more about Bahrain. This wikipedia entry is an interesting reading.

Women's political rights in Bahrain saw an important step forward when women were granted the right to vote and stand in national elections for the first time in the 2002 election.

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