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More Cargo: Qatar Airways Orders 50 Boeing 777-8F


Boeing has launched the 777-8 Freighter with Qatar Airways as the launch customer. The airline today ordered 50 777-8 Freighters, including a firm order for 34 jets and options for 16 more.


The order is worth more than $20 billion at current list prices and the largest freighter commitment in Boeing history by value.


Featuring advanced technology from the new 777X family and the proven performance of the market-leading 777 Freighter, the 777-8 Freighter will be the largest, longest-range and most capable twin-engine freighter in the industry.


With payload capacity nearly identical to the 747-400 Freighter and a 25% improvement in fuel efficiency, emissions and operating costs, the 777-8 Freighter will enable a more sustainable and profitable business for operators.


Boeing is designing the 777-8 Freighter, the newest member of the 777X family, to maximize efficiency and environmental performance.


The widebody family features engineering design improvements and innovative technologies, including a new carbon-fiber composite wing and new fuel-efficient engines.


With a range of 4,410 nautical miles (8,167 km), the 777-8 Freighter has a maximum structural payload of 118 tonnes, allowing customers to make fewer stops and reduce landing fees on long-haul routes.


Boeing will build the 777-8 Freighter in its Everett, Wash., factory. The company has invested more than $1 billion into the Everett site to support 777X production and sustain thousands of local jobs for decades to come.


As part of today’s agreement, Qatar Airways will convert 20 of its 60 777X family orders to the 777-8 Freighter.


Boeing and Qatar Airways also signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a firm order of 25 Boeing 737-10 aircraft and purchase rights for 25 additional airplanes.


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