Biman Bangladesh Airlines signed with Boeing for two Boeing 787-9s, worth $585 million at list prices, on the first day of the show. The aircraft will be powered by GE engines.

In addition, three airlines announced signing services agreements with Boeing’s services business for parts, connectivity and digital navigation at the Dubai Air Show. 

EgyptAir agreed to source landing gear components and overhaul services under Boeing’s Landing Gear Exchange Program, which provides replacements for unserviceable landing gear equipment in less than 24 hr. 

Boeing also will supply hardware and components to EgyptAir to build up a spare engine for a Quick Engine Change kit. The goal is to reduce the time required to replace engines in order to return a grounded aircraft to service. 

“EgyptAir is optimizing operations for our growing fleet, which includes a sixth 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, to always deliver a better experience for our customers,” says Ahmed Adel, chairman and CEO of EgyptAir Holding Company.

Ehtiopian Airlines signed a deal to retrofit connectivity hardware and services on 787s, Boeing says. The agreement calls for Boeing to engineer, design and manage the modification project, as well as provide technical assistance and training to Ethiopian’s in-house maintenance, repair and overhaul services teams. 

Finally, Saudi Arabian Airlines signed a five-year agreement for Boeing to supply a navigation charting service, including the Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag, Boeing says.