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Qatar Airways Is In 'advanced Discussions'  
User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

Dubai: Qatar Airways is in 'advanced discussions' with Airbus and Boeing to purchase new aircraft but wants certain demands to be met before concluding a deal, an airline official said.

"It is a strategic decision and the company will not rush to take any decision before receiving all the answers. We are negotiating on Boeing 7E7 and Airbus A350," chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker said.

"We're in an advanced stage of discussions with both manufacturers and hope to conclude a deal with both or one of the two before the Paris (air) show...

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=111202&Sn=BUSI&IssueID=28047

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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5126 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

Quoting Squirrel83 (Thread starter):
It is a strategic decision and the company will not rush to take any decision before receiving all the answers. We are negotiating on Boeing 7E7 and Airbus A350," chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker said.

Has anyone told him he 7E7 is now known as the 787? Where has he been hiding recently? I bet he hasnt even heard the A380 has made its first flight yet...

Perhaps news will reach him eventually?



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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2883 times:

I bet this one goes to Airbus. The heat is on for A-350 orders before the show, and the ME has lots of Airbuses running around. Also, aren't these guys big A fans anyway?


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User currently offlineStarrion From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1126 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

There is another thread about the number of deposits that indicate QR has already agreed to buy at least 10 787's.

Right now I think the only reasonably sure customers for the A350 are EK and ILFC, with EI and IB probable.....



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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4752 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

With all the help that Qatar has given USA with military bases in DOH + USA allowing them to fly to NYC from next year + a whole load of other benefits due to cooperation given during the 2nd Gulf War, QR and Qatar as a state I feel has more to gain by ordering a large bunch of B 787s.

B 788s to be used on medium density long haul routes
B 789s to be used on high density long haul routes
B 783s to be used on high density short-medium haul routes to Indian subcontinent-BKK-Gulf-East Africa.

The rumor is an order for 10 B 788s and 50 B 789s.

If QR does indeed order these B 787s, I would like them to make sure that the U.S. Govt allows them to operate daily A 346s/B 787s to NYC and other US cities such as ORD-IAH-IAD-LAX-SFO-DTW with a FULL PAYLOAD CAPACITY and not have 40-60 seats empty per flight like EKs A 345s have daily to JFK from DXB. Does USA and QATAR have an open skies treaty agreement?


User currently offlineYago From Iceland, joined May 2002, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 4):
With all the help that Qatar has given USA with military bases in DOH + USA allowing them to fly to NYC from next year + a whole load of other benefits due to cooperation given during the 2nd Gulf War, QR and Qatar as a state I feel has more to gain by ordering a large bunch of B 787s.

Personnally I'm fed up with this theory that a company has to do something because once somebody did something for their country.

Let the airlines buy the a/c they want.


User currently offlineDynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1859 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Quoting Starrion (Reply 3):
There is another thread about the number of deposits that indicate QR has already agreed to buy at least 10 787's

They have paid refundable deposits on 10 787s. But it's refundable. So, it means it's not a done deal.


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 962 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 4):
If QR does indeed order these B 787s, I would like them to make sure that the U.S. Govt allows them to operate daily A 346s/B 787s to NYC and other US cities

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has specifically said that they will not "negotiate" that way in the past. You can't "buy" yourself route athority, and aquiring it isn't that difficult in the first place. The DOT could care less what equippment you fly.

Quoting Yago (Reply 5):
Let the airlines buy the a/c they want.

Thankfully, there is no indications that this is a politicized order.


User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2555 times:

Found in a Seattle Times article:

An internal [Boeing] document shows a further 35 accepted proposals not yet mentioned publicly. That would boost the tally of orders from 255 to 290.

The accepted proposals include an order for 10 787-8s going to Qatar Airways, now an all-Airbus customer on the Arabian Gulf.

Other still-open proposals from Qatar could bring its total to 60 787s, according to a Boeing insider.

The fact that 10 have already been allocated production slots suggests Boeing confidence that this deal will go through.


User currently offlineLazyshaun From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

hi,
well QR are all-airbus anyway, so it would seem easier to go A350, but who knows?



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