Israeli flag-carrier El Al will request on 5 February US Export-Import Bank financing guarantees to cover its Boeing 737-900ER deliveries, according to the export credit agency.
The airline will receive two 737-900ERs in October and December, Flightglobal's Ascend Online database shows.
Separately, El Al is negotiating with Tel Aviv-based investment firm FIMI over a potential injection of up to $60 million, through which FIMI would acquire a substantial stake in the airline.
The two sides have signed a memorandum of understanding laying out a basic transaction proposal, which would involve several stages.
FIMI would initially invest $10 million in the carrier to pick up an 11.4% shareholding, of which about half would come from the stake of core shareholder Knafaim Holdings.