AVIC Signs Three-Plane Deal With Cameroon

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Published: July 5, 2012

China’s AVIC International has reached a 61 billion CFA francs (USD$ 116.3 million) deal with Cameroon for the delivery of three of the aircraft maker’s MA60 turboprop planes, the company said on Wednesday.

The aircraft, which seat about 60 passengers, will be delivered by September and will be used on domestic and sub-regional routes by the central African nation’s revamped state-run airline Camair.

The airline’s fleet includes a Boeing 767-300 and two 737-700s.

Xu Bo, an AVIC executive who signed the deal with the Cameroonian government, told journalists two of the planes would be sold to country while the third would be a gift.

She said AVIC will also provide spare parts and training to Camair staff.

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