Qatar Airways orders 40 Boeing aircraft

Qatar Airways has ordered 30 787-9 Dreamliners, and 10 777-300ERs valued at USD11.7 billion from Boeing (NYSE: BA), the company said.

Qatar Airways signed a letter of intent for up to 60 737 MAX 8s, valued at USD6.9 billion at list prices, which builds on the airline´s current fleet of 84 Boeing aircraft, a combination of 787s and 777s, all delivered over the last nine years. With this new order, Qatar Airways increases its firm order backlog of Boeing wide body airplanes from 65 to 105, including 60 777Xs.

Boeing´s newest family of single-aisle airplanes — 737 MAX 7, 737 MAX 8, 737 MAX 9 and 737 MAX 200 — builds on the next-generation 737´s popularity and reliability while delivering fuel efficiency in the single-aisle market, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2017.