Not able to find news about this order.
However, I have to say that I do not consider this article as reliable.
1 example: it says at the end that Mr Powell visited Germany and Russia last week, but not France, as a retaliation.And that France didn't like it.
This is completely false. A visit in France was scheduled this week. And he was here in Paris this week.
That is the truth. And if you are a real journalist, it is very easy to verify, before writing an article.(and the job of a journalist is to verify from different and reliable sources before publishing)
Coming back to Qatar Airways, I think that with the current size of their fleet and their growth rate, introducing Boeing planes is premature. In the future, with a fleet of Airbus large enough (to take advantage of the comonality), I have no problem to see them buying Boeing.
Remember, when an airline chooses Boeing, it is good for jobs in Europe, and when the airline chooses Airbus, it is good for jobs in the US.
Toulouse or Seattle are just assembly lines. But components come from all around the world
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