Czech Airlines Agrees to Buy B737s

From:         Pete Mellor <>
Date:         20 Apr 96 14:02:51 
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The following item is taken from the Carolina news digest No 198,
Friday, April 12, 1996. Carolina is a summary of news from the Czech
Republic broadcast on e-mail by students of Charles University, Prague.

Czech Airlines Agrees to Buy Planes

     Czech Airlines (CSA) recently  signed its largest aircraft purchase
contract  - the  airline will  pay 350  million USD  for 10 Boeing 737s,
according to the April 6 edition of Czech daily MF DNES.
     Boeing  defeated  European   manufacturer  Airbus  Industries,  who
offered  15  A-319  and  A-320  airplanes.  According  to Transportation
Minister Vladimir  Budinsky, the Americans' offer  was more advantageous
in  decisive areas  (lower price  of the  planes, training costs, future
economic results for CSA). According  to the information released by the
newspaper, the new Boeings will replace old Russian Tu-134 airplanes and
will  strenghten lines  in central  and eastern  Europe and  also in the
Middle East. The CSA fleet will  neumber 27 aircraft aftert the changes,
the newspaper reported.
                                          Arsen Kocarjan/Petra Sevcikova

Peter Mellor, Centre for Software Reliability, City University, Northampton
Square, London EC1V 0HB, UK. Tel: +44 (171) 477-8422, Fax: +44 (171) 477-8585