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Qatar Airways is threatening to scrap its orders for Boeing planes and become an exclusive Airbus customer. The gulf state airline’s chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, warned he may pull the carrier’s 787 ‘dreamliner’ and 777 orders because of long production delays to the programmes. Qatar has 60 787s on order, and 24 777s. The […]

QATAR Airways is one step closer to becoming the world’s first airline to fly on gas-to-liquids kerosene oil as its aircraft engines will be certified for GTL use by the year-end. Certification from the Federal Aviation Agency (US) and European authority concerned for GTL use in Qatar Airways’ aircraft engines was expected by 2009-end, the […]