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User currently offlineDaedaeg From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 657 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4316 times:

I received this info from a Boeing internal newswire. I'm not sure if this has been made public yet. Unfortunately I can't provide a link because it's on a internal server.

Boeing hosts Qatar Airways CEO in Seattle
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker made his first visit to Seattle Thursday. His day included meetings with the entire Boeing Commercial Airplanes leadership team, led by President and CEO Alan Mulally, as well as in-depth discussions with 787 program representatives. He also received a customer support briefing from Lou Mancini, head of Commercial Aviation Services. Al Baker has made several public statements indicating Qatar Airways' strong interest in the 787 Dreamliner becoming an integral part of the airline's fleet planning. "We are excited by Qatar Airways' business plan, and we are committed to ensuring their full satisfaction with a Boeing solution," Mulally said.


Here's a pic of Mr. Akbar Al Baker on a Boeing motorcycle. Alan is standing in the background. I didn't even know there was a Boeing motorcycle.  Wow!


Anyway, do you guys think a 787 order could potentially follow?



[Edited 2005-02-11 16:59:54]


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User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4230 times:

I sure hope QR goes for it, the 787 would have great use with them.

But, QR's A330s are still being delievered, so I wonder if they would use them side by side with the A330s or if the 787 will replace them.


User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5796 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4112 times:

It sounds like they're in the final stages of an order negotiation. When the two heads meet I think it means something. I think they're going to order the 787-900 and Boenig is going to stretch it to 280-290 seats.


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User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4056 times:

But, QR's A330s are still being delievered, so I wonder if they would use them side by side with the A330s or if the 787 will replace them.

No B787 will fly until 2008. So of course all their A330s have to be delivered to secure their expansion.
But I wouldn't rule out the A350 yet. On the other hand, QR might want to do something which EK don't - a large B787 order would be good PR for QR.


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineTransPac From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3831 times:

I didn't even know there was a Boeing motorcycle.

What is that bike anyway? Looks like a Kawasaki logo to the left of Mr. Al Baker's arm. Maybe there is some counter-trade going on, hahahahaha (sorry, lame joke). Anyway, back to the topic at hand. I wouldn't be surprised if QR goes with the 789. Boeing's sales dept is on a roll and those gulf carriers pretty much like to buy anything thats sexy at the moment. And the 787 is one hot mama...


User currently offline707437 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 152 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3589 times:

Kawasaki Heavy Industires Japan has a fair bit of subcontract work on the 787.

It definitely looks like a Kawasaki ZX-10, which is one quick sportbike. Seems like a nice prop for a photo op. Proof that Kawsaki can build things that can fly low too.

So built by Kawasaki, it becomes a Boeing motorcycle. . .


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