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Boeing, Qatar Airways finalize order for five 777 Freighters

Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777-FDZ A7-BFB (msn 36100) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 941964.

Boeing and Qatar Airways finalized an order for five 777 Freighters at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.  The deal, valued at $1.7 billion at current list prices, was announced as a commitment in April.

The announcement was attended by the State of Qatar’s Minister of Finance and Qatar Airways Chairman, His Excellency Ali Shareef Al Emadi.

Qatar Airways, one of the world’s top cargo carriers, operates a fleet of 13 777 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.

Boeing has now sold 65 widebody freighters in 2018, and more than 180 widebody freighters since the start of 2014, which equates to a 98-percent share of the market. In that same time, Boeing has delivered more than 140 wide-body freighters, which translates to a 92 percent share of deliveries.

The 777 Freighter is capable of flying 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a payload of 112 tons (102 metric tonnes or 102,000 kg). The airplane’s long range translates into significant savings as fewer stops mean lower landing fees, less congestion, lower cargo handling costs and shorter delivery times.

Qatar Airways also uses Boeing Global Services to improve its offering for its customers. The airline uses services products such Maintenance Performance Toolbox, Airplane Health Management and flight deck solutions, all powered by Boeing AnalytX.

Top Copyright Photo: Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777-FDZ A7-BFB (msn 36100) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 941964.

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Qatar Airways signs Letter of Intent for five Boeing 777 Freighters

Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777-FDZ A7-BFA (msn 36098) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 913421.

Boeing and Qatar Airways today signed a letter of intent to purchase five 777 Freighters, valued at $1.7 billion at list prices. When a purchase is finalized, it will be posted to Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website.

His Excellency Mr. Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group CEO and Kevin McAllister, president & CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes sign a Memorandum of Understanding for five Boeing 777 Freighters in the presence of the Qatari Minister of Finance and Qatar Airways Chairman His Excellency Mr. Ali Sharif Al Emadi (left) and Sheikh Meshal Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Qatari Ambassador to the USA. (Boeing photo)

The letter of intent was signed during a ceremony attended by Qatari Minister of Finance and Qatar Airways Chairman His Excellency Mr. Ali Sharif Al Emadi, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister.

Qatar Airways currently operates a fleet of nearly 100 Boeing widebody airplanes and has about 100 more Boeing airplanes on order.

The 777 Freighter is capable of flying 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a payload of 112 tons (102 metric tonnes or 102,000 kg). The airplane’s long range translates into significant savings as fewer stops mean lower landing fees, less congestion, lower cargo handling costs and shorter delivery times.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Boeing): Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777-FDZ A7-BFA (msn 36098) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 913421.

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Qatar Airways announced a major cargo expansion with a new Luxembourg base

Qatar Airways announced a major cargo expansion with a new Luxembourg base

Qatar Airways has announced it plans to become a major player in three new cargo markets: Transpacific, Australia and South America in the next nine months.

This major enhancement of the carrier’s network is made possible by the constant growth of its fleet, which now includes nine Boeing 777F, eight Airbus A3330F and two Boeing 747F aircraft, as well as the opening of its new European hub in Luxembourg.

The cargo carrier projects that its pure cargo fleet will grow to 22 aircraft by 2017 and from July 1, 2016, the carrier will double its flights into and out of Luxembourg providing better connectivity for its customers.

Qatar Airways Cargo will add Halifax (Canada) and New York (JFK) to its freighter network in July 2016.

Copyright Photo: Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777-FDZ A7-BFD (msn 41427) AMS (TMK Photography). Image: 913423.

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