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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

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.


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