Everett - Qatar Cargo has taken delivery of two more Boeing 777F in line with the company's continued investment and commitment to become the world’s leading freighter operator.
The Doha-based carrier has placed a firm order for five B777 Freighter at the Farnborough Airshow last July valued at $1.7 billion at current list prices,
Before the delivery ceremony, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive Kevin McAllister accompanied Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker during his visit to Boeing's Everett factory.
Al Baker had the opportunity to look into 777X there, the manufacturer’s new generation widebody jetliner, for which Qatari airline is the launch customer.
The 777X is the most efficient twin-engine widebody in the world according to Boeing, incorporating the most advanced technologies in the civil aviation industry.
Our relationship with Boeing is a testament to the fact that Qatar Airways is continuing to grow at a record pace,said Al Baker.
We are tremendously proud of our relationship with Boeing, and our visit is further evidence of our commitment to expanding our fleet to include the most technologically advanced and efficient aircraft on the market,McAllister said.
Boeing is proud of its long-standing relationship with Qatar Airways and the confidence that the airline has consistently shown in our aircraft,McAllister added.
The 777X is expected to take off for the first test flight next year and will enter service in 2020.