Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Qatar Airways: Launch Customer for the A350XWB UPDATE

It's being reported that Qatar Airways has reached an agreement to become the launch customer for the A350XWB from da Festung. At this point no letter of intent has been signed but that is expected shortly according to Akbar al Bakr, CEO of the airline. Qatar Airways had originally ordered 60 of the last iteration of the A350 but that's as we know, came a cropper.

Good news for Airbus to announce with mucho fanfare at the Paris Airshow this year.

UPDATE: It is reported this morning by Forbes that Aeroflot, the Russian state airline is ready to place an order for up to 22 of the A350XWB-another bit of good news for the program.


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