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Boeing seeks OK to sell 12 civilian aircraft to Libya

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Anne Collier / December 24, 1982


The Boeing Company wants permission from the Reagan administration to sell $ 600 million worth of passenger jets to Libya, a company spokesman said.

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Peter Bush, the chief Boeing spokesman, said the company wants to sell Libya a dozen aircraft, including a huge 747; two or three of the new twin-engine 767 s; and up to five smaller, twin-engine 737s. The Washington Post reported Thursday that Boeing, based in Seattle, Wash., had asked Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige to approve an export-license request that contains assurances from the Libyan government of Col. Muammar Qaddafi that the planes will not be used for military purposes.