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Qatar Airways finalizes order for five Boeing 777 freighters


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Qatar Airways finalized an order for five 777 Freighters at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow in England.

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 tons 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 Akbar Al 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 in deliveries. 

 


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