Posts Tagged ‘Qatar Airways’

Qatar Airways cancels four Airbus A350 orders worth $1.2 billion following delays

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Qatar Airways has canceled orders for four A350s worth $1.2 billion (SR4.5 billion) because of delivery delays, European planemaker said Airbus said.   Qatar Airways is the biggest buyer of the A350, with 80 orders before the cancelations, as well as the launch customer having taken its first plane in December 2014. The cancellation comes amid…

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Qatar Airways-Boeing Deal For 777s, 787s Expected Friday

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Qatar Airways is expected to announce a deal for at least 30 widebody Boeing jets Friday as the Middle Eastern airline continues to be frustrated by delays from Airbus. Qatar Air CEO Akbar Al Baker and Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Connor will be making an “important announcement” at a press event Friday in Washington, D.C., according to an…

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Qatar Airways cuts flights because of aircraft shortages

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Qatar Airways is making selective flight cancellations in several markets because of a delay in Airbus aircraft deliveries, Qatar Airways executive communications manager Christine Sarkis confirmed to ATW in Doha. The route cuts include Adelaide, its most recently launched schedule. Sarkis was not able to give details on how many aircraft types and deliveries are…

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U.S. Airlines Escalate Battle Against Their Gulf Rivals

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Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and American Airlines yesterday released evidence of what they call unfair subsidies given to their fastest-growing rivals, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways. The documents detail what the Big Three say is more than $42 billion in financial support the three Gulf airlines have received from their governments since 2004.…

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Big U.S. Airlines Lobby Against Persian Gulf Carriers

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Chief executives of the three largest U.S. airlines said they are pressing the U.S. government to modify or kill air treaties with two Persian Gulf nations because of what they say are subsidies and government industrial policies for three fast-growing carriers from the region that are distorting global air transportation. The heads of American Airlines…

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Competition from Boeing forced Airbus to rethink wide-body jets

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Ten years ago, the boss of Qatar Airways, which received its first new A350 jet this week, warned Airbus it was flying off course. Boeing was knocking on his door with a “ superefficient” jet boasting 30 percent fuel savings, thanks to a carbon-composite design. In Toulouse, some Airbus engineers, riding high after overtaking Boeing…

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First Airbus A350s to be delivered

Qatar Airbus A350-900 XWB

The first of the Airbus A350-900s, the aerospace company’s most advanced passenger jet to date, will be in the hands of Qatar Airways by Dec. 15 and ready to take flight. Kinston’s Spirit AeroSystems facility manufactures the A350’s composite center fuselage and wing spars. On Nov. 18, Dubai-based Gulf News reported Qatar Airways CEO Akbar…

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