For the second time in two weeks, we’ve finalized another big 777X order. Qatar Airways officially booked an order for 50 777-9Xs during the third day of the Farnborough Airshow.
His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways (left) and Ray Conner, president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes at the 777X announcement.
The airline also announced a commitment for 50 additional 777-9X purchase rights and their intent to order four 777 Freighters with options for four more. We thank Qatar for their confidence in the 777 and 777X.
In addition to the Qatar order, Wednesday saw a flurry of customer announcements. Here’s a look at the day in photos.
Air Algerie ordered two Next-Generation 737-700C convertible airplanes.
MG Aviation finalized an order for two more 787-9s.
Hainan Airlines announced a commitment for 50 737 MAX 8s.
I’ll end by mentioning two other things unrelated to the air show— but still important. The 5,000th Next-Generation 737 has rolled out of the Renton factory destined for the US Navy.
The 5000th 737NG is a Boeing C-40A Clipper - a modified 737-700C.
And a Lufthansa 747-8 Intercontinental touched down in Berlin with the winning 2014 World Cup German national team onboard. We’re proud to see Boeing airplanes all over the world.