Boeing and Qatar Airways announced an order for 30 B787-9 Dreamliners and 10 B777-300ERs, valued at $11.7 billion (€10.47 billion) at list price. The airline also signed a Letter of Intent for up to 60 737 MAX 8s, valued at $6.9 billion (€6.17 billion) at list prices.
The announcement builds on Qatar Airways’ 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.
The Boeing Company announced deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the third quarter of 2016. During the third quarter, the Seattle-based company sold 188 commercial airplanes, dominated by the narrow-body B737 family of 120 deliveries, followed by 36 B787 family.
Qatar Airways’ relationship with Boeing was renewed in 2006. The airline was the first to operate the 787 in the Middle East and is a launch customer for the 777X. With the commitment for the 737 MAX 8, it would be the first Boeing single-aisle airplane model to join Qatar Airways’ fleet in more than 15 years.