Qatar doubles the C-17 fleet


(Paris) Boeing and the Qatari government have signed an agreement to purchase four C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft. These aircraft will join the four C-17s already in line in the Qatar Armed Forces (QAF) transport fleet.

"We are very pleased with Boeing's C-17 and we look forward to doubling our fleet to improve operations around the world," said General Ahmed Al-Malki, deputy commander of the Air Force of the emirate of Qatar .

Qatar was the first customer in the Middle East to order the C-17, received two aircraft in the 2009 and two in 2012.

Operated by the 1991, the C-17 are troop or heavy cargo aircrafts, can carry out air supplies and evacuations and allow delivery of humanitarian aid almost anywhere in the world.

Source: Boeing