Qatar Airways Orders 10 Boeing 777-8X Jets & Four 777F Freighters at 2015 Paris Air Show


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Qatar Airways has ordered 10 Boeing 777-8X jetliners at the Paris Air Show, increasing the total orders for the 777X family to a number of 60. In addition, Qatar Airways will also be ordering four 777F freighters. The 14 total firm contracts are worth a total of $4.8 billion.

The Boeing 777X is a new series of the Boeing 777 family that is currently under development. The 777X will have two variants-the 777-8X and the 777-9X. This new family of aircraft will feature new engines, new composite wings, and technologies from the Boeing 787. The aircraft family is intended to be a direct competitor with the Airbus A350.

The 777-8X will feature a seating for about 350 passengers in a three-class configuration, a length that is between the 777-200ER and 777-300ER, and will have a range of 9,300 nmi (17,200 km) or more. The 777-8X is designed to replace the -200LR and serve as a direct competitor to the Airbus A350-1000. This aircraft variant will have its internal cabin width increased to 19 ft 7 in (5.97 m) from the original 19 ft 3 in (5.87 m) width of previous 777 models. The increase in size allows for 10 abreast economy seating with 18.0 in (46 cm) wide seats.

The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, and satellites. As one of the top 100 US Federal contractors, Boeing has amounted several billion dollars in government contracts providing aircraft and services to the United States defense system. Approximately 45% of the company’s income comes from Boeing’s Defense, Space and Security division alone with the company meeting over $86 billion in yearly revenue and $92.6 billion in total assets.

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