Qatar Airways signs deal with Boeing for 25 737 MAX 10

The airline had established a Memorandum of Understanding with Boeing in February, weeks after Airbus terminated its contract for the sale of 50 A321neos.

Qatar Airways and Boeing signed an agreement for 25 737 MAX 10 jets plus 25 other options during the Farnborough Airshow.

The order had already been outlined in January when the Middle Eastern airline established a Memorandum of Understanding with the US manufacturer.

The choice of the 737 MAX 10, with capacity for up to 230 passengers and a maximum range of 6,100 km, came just weeks after Airbus terminated a contract with Qatar in which it would supply 50 A321neos.

The episode concerns problems with the anti-radar coverage of part of the A350s delivered to Qatar, which is seeking compensation from Airbus in court. The European company then decided to cancel the deal in the absence of the customer, who was still interested in the A321neo.

“The 737-10 is ideally suited for Qatar Airways’ regional network and will provide the carrier with the most capable, most fuel-efficient airplane in its class,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

In Farnborough, Qatar exhibits one of its 777-300ERs and a 787 Dreamliner, reinforcing its approach to Boeing.

Qatar A321neo rendering (Airbus)
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