Qatar Airways has ordered 50 Boeing 777-9Xs with
purchase rights on an additional 50 777-9Xs, which if exercised,
could take its 777X order tally to 100 airplanes, valued at around
US $40 billion at list prices.
The Doha-based airline is also planning to order
four 777 Freighters with options for four more, with a combined
value of around US $3 billion at list prices.
“Qatar Airways took
delivery of its first 777 a few short years ago, and we are
honored to see this partnership continue to grow and strengthen,”
said Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, Ray Conner.
“Today signifies a new chapter in our relationship, with Qatar
Airways’ endorsement of the 777X as well as their ongoing
confidence in the value of the 777 Freighter. These orders
validate the market leading role that the 777 and now the 777X
will continue to play in the Middle East’s passenger and cargo
The 777X will be powered by
the GE9X engine and an will feature all-new high efficiency composite
wing that has a longer span than today’s 777. The 777X family
includes the 777-8X and the 777-9X, both designed to respond to
market needs and customer preferences.
Design of the 777X
is underway and production is set to begin in 2017, with first
delivery targeted for 2020.
To date, the 777X has accumulated 300
orders and commitments from six customers worldwide.
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