Qatar Airways finalized an order for five 777
Freighters at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow in
England earlier this week.
The deal is valued at $1.7 billion at
current list prices.
The 777 Freighter is capable of flying 4,900
nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a payload of 112 tons (102
metric tonnes or 102,000 kg).
"I am delighted to be further enhancing our
cargo fleet and adding five Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft," said
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr.
Baker. "In the past 15 years, Qatar Airways Cargo has grown
steadily and globally, becoming the third largest in the world. We
could not have achieved this success without our resilient
relationship with Boeing."
Qatar Airways, one of the
world's top cargo carriers, operates a fleet of 13 Boeing 777 Freighters
and two 747-8 Freighters. With this latest order, the airline is
set to grow its Boeing Freighter fleet to more than 20 jets.
"We are proud that Qatar Airways recognizes the value of the
777 Freighter and continues to invest in this aircraft to serve
its expanding freight operations," said Boeing Commercial
Airplanes President & CEO Kevin McAllister. "We continue to see a
resurgence in the air cargo market and we are confident that
Boeing's industry-leading freighter family is well positioned to
meet our customers' requirements."
Boeing has now sold 65
widebody freighters in 2018, and more than 180 widebody freighters
since the start of 2014. In that same time, Boeing has delivered more than 140
wide-body freighters, which it says translates to a 92% market share
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