Boeing has take possession ofed an order to sell 40 twin-aisle aircraft, including 30 787-9 Dreamliners and ten 777-300ERs, to Qatar Airways for $11.7bn at slope prices.
Additionally, both the groups have signed a letter of bent for up to 60 737 MAX 8 jets, worth at $6.9bn at list prices.
The latest suitable has raised Qatar Airways’ firm order backlog of Boeing widebody aircraft from 65 to 105, encom ssing 60 777X planes.
Currently, the airline operates a fleet of 84 Boeing aircraft, numbering 787s and 777s.
Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker alleged: “Qatar Airways, already one of the fastest growing airlines in the history of aviation, today signals a significant and historic aircraft order that will power our following growth for the years and the decades ahead.
“Boeing has proven to be a valuable com nion, and today’s announcement is testament to our appreciation of the quality of their product and their sanctification to providing world class customer service.”
Previously, Qatar Airways became the runabout customer for the Boeing 777X plane.
rt of Boeing’s 787 bloodline of aircraft, the 787-9 Dreamliner can accommodate 290 ssengers.
“The latest non-functional has raised Qatar Airways’ firm order backlog of Boeing widebody aircraft from 65 to 105, tabulating 60 777X planes.”
The com ny is set to begin delivery of its new family of single-aisle airplanes, numbering 737 MAX 7, 737 MAX 8, 737 MAX 9 and 737 MAX 200, by next year.
In August, Mauritania Airlines cut down to size an order for one next-generation 737-800 plane with Boeing.
The act on is valued at $96m at current list prices.
Image: A Qatar Airways aircraft. Photo: formality of Boeing.