Saudi Arabian Airlines received its first Boeing 747-400, 777-200, MD-11F and MD-90 during a ceremony in Seattle on 22 December. The $7.5 billion order, placed in 1995, for up to 61 aircraft, includes 23 777-200s, five 747-400s, four MD-11Fs and 29 MD-90s. Delivery has been delayed by several months while the airline finalised financing for the order. Six aircraft were due for delivery to Saudi Arabian before the end of 1997.

Source: Flight International