Qatar Airways has finalized an order for 50 Boeing 777-9Xs and has announced a commitment for 50 additional 777-9X purchase rights. The airline has also announced its intent to order four Boeing 777 Freighters and secure options for four more.

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The manufacturer revealed at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 on July 15 that it would apply Boeing 787 Dreamliner cabin innovations to the interior of the Boeing 777X family.

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All Nippon Airways’ parent company ANA Holdings is placing firm orders on the airline’s behalf for 70 new aircraft from Boeing and Airbus, Boeing emerging with the bulk of the business in terms of both aircraft numbers and dollar value.

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Cathay Pacific Airways has become Asia’s first Boeing 777X customer with an order for 21 777-9X widebodies. Boeing values Cathay Pacific Airways’ Boeing 777-9X order at more than $7 billion at current list prices.

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Boeing has begun low-speed wind tunnel tests for the Boeing 777X and calls the testing a major milestone in aircraft development. Testing started on December 5 at QinetiQ’s test facility at Farnborough in the UK.

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In deals announced on the first day of the Dubai Airshow 2013, Qatar Airways has signed a letter of intent to order 50 Boeing 777-9X passenger aircraft and has signed a firm order for five more Airbus A330-200F freighters, optioning eight more A330-200Fs at the same time.

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Etihad Airways has announced an order at the Dubai Airshow for 56 Boeing widebody jets, with options and purchase rights for 26 additional aircraft. Boeing values the November 17 order, announced on the first day of the Dubai Airshow 2013, at $25.2 billion at list prices.

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Emirates Airline has rewritten all records in civil aviation history with an order for 150 Boeing 777Xs ‒ comprising 35 Boeing 777-8Xs and 115 Boeing 777-9Xs, plus purchase rights on 50 more aircraft ‒ and an additional 50 Airbus A380s. Together, the Boeing and Airbus orders, excluding purchase rights, are valued by Emirates at US$99 billion at list prices.

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Boeing 777X orders and commitments include Lufthansa with 34 aircraft; Etihad Airways with 25; Qatar Airways with 50 and Emirates with 150. The combined value of the agreements is more than $95 billion at list prices, according to Boeing.

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Lufthansa Group’s planned firm orders include 34 Boeing 777-9Xs and 25 Airbus A350-900s. The group will also take options on another 30 A350-900s, the deal giving it the flexibility to convert part of its Airbus A350 XWB buy to specify the larger A350-1000 if it wishes.

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