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Qatar Airways Orders 50 Boeing 777-9Xs

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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 market.”

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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