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Thu, 11 July 2019

Qatar Airways Orders 5 Boeing 777 Freighters

Qatar Airways finalized an order for five Boeing 777 Freighters during a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by U.S. President Donald Trump and His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar.

The purchase, worth US$1.8 billion at current list prices, was first signed as a Memorandum of Understanding at the Paris Air Show in June.

Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777F. Click to enlarge.

“It is an honor to be signing this agreement today with Qatar Airways, who has been our long-haul partner for more than 20 years,” said McAllister. “As one of the world’s leading air cargo carriers, we are delighted that Qatar Airways continues to expand its freighter fleet with the 777 Freighter and we deeply appreciate their business and positive impact on Boeing, our employees, suppliers and communities.”

This latest freighter deal builds on the airline’s 777 Freighter order book as the airplane has become the backbone of Qatar Airways freighter fleet. It currently operates 23 freighters, including 16 Boeing 777 Freighters.

The twin-engine Boeing 777 freighter can fly 4,970 nautical miles (9,200 kilometers) with a payload of 224,900 lbs (102,010 kg).

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