Qatar Airways Orders Additional GE90-powered Boeing 777 Freighters
LE BOURGET, France -- Qatar Airways ordered five additional GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777 Freighters, which will increase its B777F fleet to 26 aircraft. The engine order is valued at more than $380 million (USD) list price.
His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways said: “We have been long-term partners with GE, and this order strengthens our close relationship. These aircraft will help Qatar Airways Cargo further develop its global footprint with GE playing an important role in our growth.”
“Outstanding performance and reliability are hallmarks of the GE90-powered B777 aircraft,” said Chaker Chahrour, vice president and general manager of Global Sales & Marketing at GE Aviation. “Qatar’s order for more GE90-powered 777 Freighters shows the airlines’ continued confidence in the aircraft-engine combination.”
The GE90 engine family powers all Boeing 777 models and is the exclusive powerplant on the 777-300ER, -200LR, and Freighter. The family has accumulated more than 89 million flight hours and 13 million cycles. The GE90 engine features several technology firsts, including carbon fiber composite front fan blades, the world’s largest front fan at 128 inches in diameter and the world-record setting thrust of 127,900 pounds during certification testing.
About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide. A multiple-award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat’, ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com.
About GE Aviation
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components, integrated digital, avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings and is part of the world’s Digital Industrial Company with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive.