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July 17, 2018
Qatar Airways finalizes order for five Boeing 777 freighters
Boeing and Qatar Airways announced that they 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.
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.
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.
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