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Thu, 18 November 2021

Boeing 777-9 Visits Qatar Airways in Doha

(18 Nov 2021)  Boeing has flown the 777-9 aircraft to Doha International Airport (DIA), following its appearance at the Dubai Airshow.

The aircraft will soon return to Seattles Boeing Field to continue its rigorous test program.

The twin-engine aircraft is expected to deliver 20% lower fuel consumption and emissions than previous generation aircraft.

Key technologies enabling this efficiency are its new carbon-fibre composite wing, new engines and natural laminar flow nacelles.

Boeing 777-9 aircraft in Doha, Qatar. Click to enlarge.
Boeing 777-9 aircraft in Doha, Qatar

Boeing has taken the best design elements of the 777 and 787 Dreamliner families and merged them into the new 777-9 aircraft.

Passengers and crew alike can expect a more comfortable cabin altitude, better humidity, a smoother ride, wider cabin, larger windows and improved architecture.

Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, said, It was back in 2013 that Qatar Airways Group initially announced its planned investment in Boeings latest generation aircraft. After visiting the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington in September 2018, we had the opportunity to view the 777-9 up close and in person, but today marks the first chance for the airline and our esteemed VIP guests to witness our significant commitment to this incredible aircraft here in Qatar as it arrives for the first time.

Delivery of the first Boeing 777-9 is not expected until Q4 2023, though this is subject to change.

Stan Deal, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, said, We are honored by Qatar Airways enduring commitment to the 777-9 and to the partnership and innovation it represents. With its unprecedented improvement in fuel efficiency and emissions and new levels of comfort, we look forward to seeing the 777-9 delight Qatar Airways passengers for many years to come.

See also: Qatar Airways Orders 50 Boeing 777-9s (July 2014).

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