Qatar Airways has ordered 10 Boeing 777-8Xs and four 777 Freighters, in a deal which Boeing announced on the first day of the Paris Air Show 2015. Boeing also announced at the show that EVA Air intends to purchase five 777 Freighters.

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Pratt & Whitney has confirmed that the first PurePower PW1000G geared-turbofan engine to enter service will be a PW1100G on an Airbus A320neo rather than a PW1500G on a Bombardier CS100.

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Delivery of the first customer Airbus A350-900 to Qatar Airways took place nine days later than the December 13 date originally announced by Qatar Airways on December 4.

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Launch customer Qatar Airways is officially to take delivery on Saturday, December 13 of the first of 80 Airbus A350 XWB widebodies it has on order. Airbus will hand over the milestone A350-900 to the carrier at the manufacturer’s widebody final-assembly and delivery facility at Toulouse Blagnac Airport.

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The October 16 first flight of Qatar Airways’ first A350-900 represented the first time an Airbus A350 XWB jet configured for a customer had flown.

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Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A380, at the Airbus facility at Finkelwerder Airfield near Hamburg.

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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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A Qatar Airways flight was the first passenger flight officially to arrive at the new airport, the Airbus A320 landing on HIA’s East Runway on May 1.

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Oneworld alliance members Japan Airlines and Qatar Airways are launching a codeshare agreement and will begin codesharing flights on December 3.

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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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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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From September 23, American Airlines AAdvantage members can earn and redeem AAdvantage miles and Qatar Airways Privilege Club members can earn and redeem Qatar Qmiles when traveling on flights operated by the other carrier.

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Qatar Airways’ first Airbus A380 has flown from Airbus’ widebody final assembly facility at Toulouse to Airbus’ facilities at Finkenwerder airfield in Hamburg, where the aircraft will be fitted with its cabin before being painted. Meanwhile, oneworld has announced that Qatar Airways will be inducted into the alliance on October 30.

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By June 20 at the 2013 Paris Air Show, Boeing has won orders and commitments for 442 commercial aircraft in transactions which the manufacturer values at more than $66 billion at list prices.

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According to Boeing, the two aircraft on firm order give Qatar Airways a Boeing 777 firm-order backlog of nine aircraft. When the airline signs a firm order for the additional seven 777-300ERs to which it committed on June 17 at the Paris Air Show 2013, the backlog will rise to 16 777s, increasing Qatar Airways’ 777 fleet eventually to 51 aircraft.

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Assuming the two airlines receive government approval for their codeshare agreement, tickets featuring a Qatar Airways flight number will soon be available for sale for JetBlue-operated connections in 26 markets between New York JFK and Washington Dulles International Airport.

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American’s agreement with Qatar will include codesharing on non-stop flights between the U.S. and Doha, flights connecting at the carriers’ European gateways such as Paris and London, and flights to cities in the U.S. and beyond Doha.

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The aircraft, the first of 30 Boeing 787 widebodies ordered by Doha-based Qatar Airways, is also the first 787 to be delivered to an airline in the Middle East.

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Qatar Airways’ CEO Akbar Al Baker says the airline will add more U.S. destinations to its network as a result of becoming a member-elect of the oneworld alliance.

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