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
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.
“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
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
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