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Qatar Airways interested in potential Boeing 777X freighter, CEO says

Stock Markets1 hour ago (Apr 06, 2021 11:05AM ET)

(C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Qatar Airways plane takes off at Hamad International Airport, as the country resumes international flights to Saudi Arabia, in Doha

DUBAI (Reuters) – Top Boeing (NYSE:BA) customer Qatar Airways on Tuesday expressed interest in a potential new freighter from the U.S. planemaker, while urging engine maker GE to invest in future technology as pressure builds on airlines to reduce emissions.

Plans for a freighter 777X have been delayed as Boeing wrestles with certification delays and weak demand for its passenger version.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker told an online event the Gulf carrier would “definitely be interested to look into” a freighter 777X, though said he had not been notified by Boeing about plans to launch it.

Qatar Airways would need to start replacing older 777 jets by the time Boeing or rival Airbus launch any new aircraft programmes, he said.

European planemaker Airbus is also gauging airline interest in a freighter version of its A350 passenger jet, which if launched would target a market key to Boeing, Reuters reported in March.

Qatar Airways has ordered 65 777X passenger jets, according to Boeing’s website, and Baker said the airline would receive its first three in 2023 following delays at the planemaker.

Boeing said this year the jet would start deliveries in 2023, three years later than initially planned with a longer and costlier certification process.

Baker also urged GE to get involved in “future technology engines sooner than later,” citing an airline industry carbon neutral growth commitment in 2050.

“When you look at how long things take to develop, 2050 is not far away,” he said.

Qatar Airways interested in potential Boeing 777X freighter, CEO says

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