The recent Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom saw an announcement by officials from Boeing and Qatar Airways that the two companies had developed a Performance Improvement Package.
"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," His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group chief executive, said. "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."
The new package will make it possible for airlines to open new passenger and commercial routes. It will also enhance efficiency and payload capacity of routes that are already in place.
Courtesy of the new program, Qatar Airways will upgrade its fleet of 53 Boeing 777 aircraft.
"Boeing never stops evaluating means of improving our already highly efficient and reliable aircraft," Stan Deal, SVP of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, said. "With our Performance Improvement Package, we're helping our customers obtain even greater performance from the market leading 777 family of aircraft."
Qatar Airways is based in Doha, Qatar and runs 34 Boeing 777-300ERs and nine 777-200LRs as well as 10 777 Freighters to destinations all over the world. Boeing maintains a large manufacturing presence in South Carolina.