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CEO Bombardier: Qatar To Buy C-series  
User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1873 posts, RR: 10
Posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5588 times:

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The CEO of Bombardier expects Qatar Airways to buy its in-development CSeries plane this year, Bloomberg has reported. Pierre Beaudoin said the planemaker is speaking to more than one possible customer Qatar, but he declined to say how many planes the carrier may buy.



Personally, I would not put my money here--as QR already ordered a lot of Airbus small jets to serve these thin routes, and do not need any smaller aircraft.

The article is also poorly written as the last sentence has grammatical errors! It is normal from ameinfo to see poorly written articles and spelling mistakes.

Source: http://www.ameinfo.com/227502.html


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User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5232 times:

Well it could be for the proposed LCC from the QR stable, which will be turned around in 90 days.........

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/51876...irways-may-launch-a-budget-carrier


User currently offlinemariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25458 posts, RR: 86
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5189 times:
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There's a longer version of it here - with China in the mix as well:

http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...series-plane-orders-this-year.html

Businessweek: "Bombardier Expects China, Qatar CSeries Plane Orders This Year"

Bombardier Inc. expects Chinese carriers and Qatar Airways to buy its in-development CSeries plane this year, boosting attempts to challenge Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS’s bestselling models.


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User currently offlinesirtoby From Germany, joined Nov 2007, 382 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5187 times:

Previously Al Baker stated that he would decide by Farnborough to order the CSeries (or not to order).
I guess it depends on what Airbus is telling him about the A320EX, as he saisl alst week that an announcment about the re-engining would be "imminent" and would come before the end of the month (March). I personally doubt that it will be seo early, but by Farnborough we will have clarity on this issue - then it all depends on the best (pricing) package, if Qatar will order the CSeries or the A320EX...


User currently offlinekeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5160 times:

- I think Bombardier / PW have been fighting to gain the credibility needed to convince airlines ordering their aircraft poses little risk. Such an order seems to confirm it's going the right direction.

- When starting a new operation you do not have "legacy" infrastructure / experience that supports a 737/A320 purchase. This could help Bombardier.

- As a Middle East launching customer Qatar could negotiate a premier role as a regional MRO/support center for the CSeries, something all those ME states want.


User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1873 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5112 times:

I think Qatar should not introduce a new type of plane in their fleet. At any time in the future they will have A32Xs, A330, A340, 787, A350s, A380 all within their fleet at the SAME TIME. Imagine introducing another type, which will require new pilot requirments/ crew training, ect...


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User currently onlinefrigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4871 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 5):
I think Qatar should not introduce a new type of plane in their fleet. At any time in the future they will have A32Xs, A330, A340, 787, A350s, A380 all within their fleet at the SAME TIME. Imagine introducing another type, which will require new pilot requirments/ crew training, ect...

Even though you're forgetting to include the 777, I don't think it's that much a diverse fleet. And A330/A340 can be counted as one, pilot requirements and crew training are the same. I know of one airline that operates B737, B747, B757, B767, B777, B787 (future), A319/A320, A330, M8x, M90...  And they're not planning to retire any of these in the near future.

I am a bit surprised by the announcement of Bombardiers CEO, since QR hasn't decided yet:

Quoting sirtoby (Reply 3):
Previously Al Baker stated that he would decide by Farnborough to order the CSeries (or not to order).

And I don't think mr. Al-Baker will appreciate this announcement. I remember a Paris Air Show a few years ago, where Boeing accidently issued a press release about a big 777 order, one day before QR would organise a press conference about it. Even though Boeing withdrew the announcement within hours, QR immediately cancelled the press conference and only disclosed the order very quietly months later.



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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4701 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 5):
think Qatar should not introduce a new type of plane in their fleet. At any time in the future they will have A32Xs, A330, A340, 787, A350s, A380 all within their fleet at the SAME TIME.

I would not be surprised at all if the a340/777 fleet will be phased out by the time the a350's arrive and the a330 fleet by the time the 787's arrive. So then they have a320/a350/a380/787. Not too bad. As mentioned, it's likely the C series is for their LCC.



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