Qatar makes Boeing deal
Qatar Airways plans to buy 40 new long-range aircraft from Boeing Co, with a combined list price of $11.7 billion. Airlines typically get a discount, especially with larger orders. The growing Qatar character is ordering 30 of Boeing’s new 787-9 Dreamliners and 10 of its widebody 777-300ERs. Qatar also signed a letter of intent to buy up to 60 of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8s, the new version of its best-selling short- and midrange jet. The list price is $6.9 billion. Qatar recently walked away from four Airbus A320neo deliveries due to delays.