November 16, 2017 / 10:31 AM / a year ago

Kazakh airline SCAT orders six Boeing jets

Boeing Co's logo is seen above the front doors of its largest jetliner factory in Everett, Washington, U.S. January 13, 2017. REUTERS/Alwyn Scott

DUBAI (Reuters) - Boeing (BA.N) signed a deal at the Dubai Airshow on Thursday to sell six Boeing 737 MAX 8 passenger jets to SCAT Airlines of Kazakhstan, a person close to the discussions said.

The deal, involving a firm order for the six aircraft worth $600 million at list prices, was expected to be announced later on Thursday.

The airline, based in the South Kazakhstan city of Shymkent, also secured purchase rights for a further five 737 MAX 8 aircraft, the person said.

Reporting by Tim Hepher

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