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Qatar Airways Orders From 40 Years Ago?  
User currently offlinePM From India, joined Feb 2005, 6840 posts, RR: 64
Posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

Boeing list that Qatar Airways have ordered 59 planes from them.

These comprise:

787s ordered in 2007,
777s ordered in 2006 and 2007,
a 727 ordered in 1979,
and a 707 ordered in 1976.

Clearly, QR didn't exist in the 1970s so what's that all about?  Confused

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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4264 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

they were VIP aircraft and counted towards the Qatar Airways account. A military C-17 also has Qatar Airways colours which also is a clear sign the government and Qatar Airways are very close, so they obviously are being registered as one customer by Boeing. Others will comment on how much the Qatari government is involved in Qatar Airways.

[Edited 2010-01-22 02:48:21]


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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2607 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

Pictures say more than thousand words:

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Photo © Ed Groenendijk


PS.: oooop, MEA 707 gave already the answer.
I saw the B 727 in Athens in the ealry 90s. Unfortunately, I never saw their B 707.

[Edited 2010-01-22 02:49:01]

User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12037 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2150 times:
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Yes, the 707 was a fairly regular visitor at Heathrow in the late 70s. The shot below was taken in the BA maintenance area when I used to work there. Oh happy days. Seems like a LONG time ago now - mainly because it was a LONG time ago!
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Probably the first ever plane on the Qatari register - A7-AAA Boeing 707-3P1C c/n 21334

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Incidentally, I was standing under a Concorde wing when I took that photo.  cloudnine 



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