El Al and Rolls-Royce sign strategic agreement

El Al to add 15 new jetliners to its fleet.

March 17, 2016 21:51

David Maimon, president and CEO of El Al, British Ambassador to Israel David Quarrey, Amikam Cohen, chairman of El Al’s board of directors, Eric Schulz, the Rolls Royce president of Civil Aerospace, Tamar Mozes Borovitz, Vice Chairman of the El Al board, and Dominic Horwood, the Chief Customs Office. (photo credit: SIVAN FARAG)


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Israeli airline El Al and automobile maker Rolls-Royce signed a strategic agreement Wednesday night at a festive ceremony in Yafo

The agreement, signed with the Rolls-Royce aero-engine manufacturing company, was signed in accordance with El Al's aircraft acquisition renewal program,  announced last October. As part of the plan, the Israeli airline plans to add 15 new jetliners to its fleet, with the option of acquiring an additional 13 later on.

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El Al is expected to begin receiving the new jetliners in mid-2017.

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