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Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Fleet List

Current Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Routes

Qatar Airways confirmed its order for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on 11th November 2007 when it signed a firm order for 30 aircraft along with 30 options.


Deliveries were initially expected to commence during 2010 but production delays at Boeing meant the first aircraft was not delivered until November 2012.


The cabin layout chosen saw Qatar Airways adopt the reverse herringbone Business Class layout first seen on Cathay Pacific. More of a surprise was the decision to go with a 3-3-3 configuration in Economy Class resulting in the narrowest Economy Class seats of any aircraft in the Qatar Airways fleet.


The airline’s first 787-8 A7-BCB made its debut at the 2012 Farnborough Air Show where it performed a spectacular display. The aircraft then returned to the US.

On departure from Boeing the initial aircraft positioned to Victorville, Arizona where in flight internet connectivity systems were installed.

The first aircraft delivered was A7-BCB which arrived in Doha on 14th November 2012 and Qatar Airways commenced Boeing 787-8 services on 20th November 2012 when the aircraft operated QR106 Doha - Dubai.

Boeing 787-8

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