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Qatar Airways Orders 14 Boeing Aircraft

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Qatar Airways has signed a firm order with Boeing for 10 B777-8Xs and four 777 Freighters.

The order is valued at $4.8 billion at current list prices.

The Boeing 777X will include new engines, an all-new composite wing and will leverage technologies from the 787 Dreamliner. 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.

With this order, the 777X has accumulated 320 orders and commitments from six customers worldwide.

Acquiring technologically-advanced airplanes such as the 777X is integral to our expansion strategy, said Mr. Akbar Al Baker, GCEO of Qatar Airways. With the addition of these 777-8X to the 50 777-9X already on order, we are confident of continuing the tremendous legacy of the 777. The order for four 777 Freighters underpins the value that this airplane has also brought to our rapidly growing cargo operations. Qatar Airways Cargo is an integral part of the Qatar Airways Group and we look forward to enhancing the existing fleet with next-generation aircraft.

The 777 Freighter is capable of flying 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 km) with a full payload and general cargo market densities.

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