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Friday, 30 September 2016

Boeing said to be nearing $6.7b Qatar deal | GulfNews.com

Boeing said to be nearing $6.7b Qatar deal | GulfNews.com:

"Boeing Co is nearing an agreement with Qatar’s flagship airline for a multibillion-dollar commercial jet order, following US approval of a long-stalled sale of F-15 fighter jets to the Arabian Gulf nation.
Qatar Airways is in late-stage talks to acquire at least 30 Boeing wide-body jets and would take 787 Dreamliner and 777 models, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. The order would be valued at upwards of $6.7 billion (Dh24.5 billion) at catalogue prices, although airlines typically negotiate discounts.
Akbar Al Baker, chief executive officer of government-owned Qatar Airways, told reporters in late August that the carrier was poised to make a “large” aircraft purchase, adding to its backlog of orders for Boeing and Airbus Group SE planes. The US approved fighter-jet sales to Arabian Gulf allies including Qatar, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday."



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