On the opening day of the 2015 Paris Airshow, Qatar Airways and Boeing announced a firm order for 10 777-8Xs and four 777 Freighters. "The order for an additional 10 777Xs is a further endorsement by Qatar Airways of the airplane which enjoyed the largest product launch in commercial jetliner history,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner.
The 777X builds on the passenger-preferred and market-leading 777, as well as offering more market coverage and revenue capability than the competition. The 777X will include new engines, an all-new composite wing and will leverage technologies from the 787 Dreamliner. The 777X family includes the 777-8X and the 777-9X – both designed to respond to market needs and customer preferences.
The 777-9X will be 12 percent more fuel efficient than the competition, necessary in today’s competitive environment. The 777-8X is five percent more efficient than its competitor at all ranges while providing for new network opportunities. Design of the 777X is underway and production is set to begin in 2017, with first delivery targeted for 2020. With this order, the 777X has accumulated 320 orders and commitments from six customers worldwide.