Emotionally blackmailing Airbus? Qatar orders $40 billion worth of Boeing aircrafts
Qatar Airways gave Boeing a lift on Wednesday, concluding a deal for 50 of the US planemaker's revamped long-haul passenger jets and proposing to buy the same amount again.
On the third day of the Farnborough airshow near London, Boeing won a passenger and freight planes order with Qatar potentially worth more than $40 billion (29.5 billion euros) at list prices.
Launched at Farnborough on Monday, the neo plane is a revamped version of the A330, sporting engine upgrades to provide more economical long-haul travel.
Boeing is also changing the engines on its 777 model, helping it to secure new sales as economic recovery picks up around the globe.
On Wednesday, Qatar Airways said it had finalized a deal to buy 50 new generation 777-9X planes from Boeing worth $18.9 billion
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