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Boeing wins US$18.6b deal as Qatar Airways buys first 737 Max

Airline's CEO makes good on threat to buy US jets after rejecting Airbus's A320neo deliveries due to engine issues

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Mr Al Baker (left) and Mr Conner holding up commemorative certificates of purchase after announcing the deal for 100 Boeing 737 Max 8 planes in an order worth US$18.6 billion in Washington.

Chicago

BOEING Co landed an US$18.6 billion deal with Qatar Airways for as many as 100 aircraft, providing a sales boost to the US company's upgraded 737 jetliner with one of the year's largest commercial aeroplane deals.

The Doha-based carrier pledged to buy as many as 60 of the