|Quoting N1786b (Thread starter):|
It basically says the only reason that Qatar didn't announce the A350/777 order at the Dubai show was simply for the lack of media coverage as their deal would have been overshadowed by the Emirates 777 order.
That could make sense. Given QR
intend to be the "cornerstone" A350 Launch Customer with an order for 60, in addition to ordering 20 777s, the PR
value for them will be substantial when they finalise their orders. Given the media seemingly focus on Airbus and Boeing going head to head an announcement like this could well have played against them as the OEM order totals seem to "steal the headlines" and EK
opened the show with their announcement.
Wait a week or two and QR
can have far more media coverage, which they'll need, given that their going head to head against EK
which is a formidable challenge in it's own right.