MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4427 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2653 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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Scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 13517 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2544 times:
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!
Probably the first ever plane on the Qatari register - A7-AAA Boeing 707-3P1C c/n 21334