The Herald reports American aerospace company and leading manufacturer of aircraft and other equipment, Boeing worked for Zimbabwe Airways without a contract.
Boeing had a contract with Air Zimbabwe in 2016 but transferred services to Zimbabwe Airways. Additionally, Boeing was paid money for the training of Simba Chikore which never materialised as he was unable to fly the Zimbabwe Airways planes due to the absence of an Air Operators Certificate for the airline. A source who spoke to The Herald said Boeing began working with Zimbabwe Airways when it was still contractually bound to Air Zimbabwe. Said the source:
The Boeing team was no longer working for Air Zimbabwe but were now working with Zimbabwe Airways even though they were still contractually bound to Air Zimbabwe and had received funds from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to assist in the restructuring of the national airline. From March 2017 when the Boeing team were in the country, they would attend state functions and were introduced to the former First Family.
The Herald reports it is in possession of a picture in Tim Sikora from the Boeing Head Office in Seattle, United States. is seen with the former First Family and the business plan is in the hands of the former president, Robert Mugabe.