Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Qatar Airways announced at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow the launch of a new Performance Improvement Package.
Qatar Airways is the first customer in the world to take advantage of the new modification offering, a reflection of its focus on providing a superior product to its customers.
“Qatar Airways operates one of the world’s youngest and most technologically advanced fleets, and we are always seeking ways to grow our operational advantage,” said His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive. “We appreciate Boeing’s continued efforts to improve the value and efficiency of our existing airplanes, allowing us to stand out in the marketplace and keep our fleet at the forefront of global aircraft performance capabilities.”
Through design improvements, Boeing’s retrofittable Performance Improvement Package allows airlines to open new routes, fly existing routes more efficiently and improve payload capacity and range. Qatar Airways, as the launch customer for the offering, will be upgrading its entire fleet of 53 777s.
“Boeing never stops evaluating means of improving our already highly efficient and reliable aircraft,” said Stan Deal, senior vice president, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. “With our Performance Improvement Package, we’re helping our customers obtain even greater performance from the market leading 777 family of aircraft.”
Doha-based Qatar Airways is the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar. The airline currently operates a fleet of 34 Boeing 777-300ERs and nine 777-200LRs, in addition to 10 777 Freighters, linking over 150 international destinations across the globe.
Boeing is a leader in providing 24/7 support and service to the global aviation industry. In addition to retrofits and modifications, Boeing offers the industry’s largest portfolio of services including aftermarket parts, subscription-based maintenance programs, engineering support, crew training, route planning, digital crew scheduling, advanced data analytics and software to enhance airlines and leasing company operations.