Iraqi Airways is preparing to take delivery of its first Boeing 787, one of 10 due to be introduced by the flag-carrier.

The airline states that Boeing has completed technical work on the twinjet.

General manager Karim Kazem Hussein states that the airline is to agree a date with the US airframer for the formal delivery flight.

The aircraft would fly from the assembly line in Charleston to Iraqi Airways’ base in Baghdad.

Its first aircraft, a 787-8 (YI-ATC), is powered by General Electric GEnx engines.

Iraq’s government formally ordered the 10 aircraft for Iraqi Airways towards the end of 2009, as part of a fleet modernisation that also included 737s. The airline recently received its first 737 Max.

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Source: Iraqi Airways

Iraqi Airways has 10 787s on order