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Qatar airways orders two Boeing 777 freighters at Dubai air show


Boeing 777 Freighter. Photo: Boeing.

DUBAI (BNS): Qatar Airways has ordered two 777 Freighters from Boeing at the 2011 Dubai Air Show, the company announced Tuesday.

The total value of the contract is $560 million at current list prices, the airplanes will increase the Qatar airline's 777 Freighter fleet to eight when delivered.

Qatar Airways currently operates 28 Boeing 777s of various types, including 16 777-300ERs (extended range), three 777 Freighters and nine 777-200LRs. It recently took delivery of its 100th airplane which was a Boeing 777-200LR (longer range). By 2013, the airline plans to serve more than 120 destinations worldwide with a fleet of over 120 aircraft.

The 777 freighter is powered by General Electric's GE90-110B1L can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a full payload of 225,200 pounds (102 metric tons).

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