Less than a year ago, Airbus SAS was struggling to secure orders for its biggest A350 variant as airlines decried the plane as flawed. Now the company is trying to figure out how to meet resurgent demand.
Boeing Co. is “very close” to getting approval from regulators for a fix to its 787 Dreamliner’s batteries that would let flights resume, said Qatar Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker.
Qatar Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said he’d have contemplated joining Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s Star Alliance had the German company not proved so hostile to the growth of Persian Gulf carriers.
Qatar Airways Ltd. said a 787 jet received from Boeing Co. this week remains grounded with a faulty generator, a problem similar to what forced last week’s emergency landing of a Dreamliner operated by United Continental Holdings Inc.
Qatar Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker ridiculed Airbus SAS after walking away from aircraft purchases at the Dubai Air show, saying the manufacturer is “still learning how to build airplanes.”
Boeing Co.’s troubled 787 Dreamliner plane got a vote of confidence from the chief executive officer of Qatar Airways Ltd., who called the recent technical glitches “teething problems” that won’t affect his purchase plans.
Qatar Airways Ltd. is examining a potential acquisition in Europe, where it last year purchased a stake in freight operator Cargolux International SA, Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said today.