Boeing is close to clinching a large sale of widebody jetliners to Qatar Airways, a deal that moved closer with the recent US approval of Boeing fighter jet sales to the Gulf nation, according to two people familiar with the situation.
Qatar Airways is in the process of firming up the order, which it was due to have placed at July’s Farnborough airshow, but which was delayed by the Qatari government in an effort to speed up US approval for the fighter contract, one of the sources said.
Bloomberg reported that the deal was for at least 30 Boeing 777 and 787 jets, valued at about $6.7 billion at list prices.
Boeing declined to comment and Qatar Airways was not immediately available to comment. More info