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Qatar Airways close to an order for Boeing 777X freighters

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker has said his airline is close to placing an order for as many as 50 Boeing 777X freighters.

The airline has 60 of the 777X passenger variant on order and may well swap some of those for the freighter model.

Speaking in London at the UK Aviation Press Club and reported by Bloomberg Mr. Al Baker express concerns over copper foil used as a lightning-conductor on the competing A350’s fuselage which is causing paint peeling.

Mr. Al Baker said it was a serious problem that could require the European planemaker to seek new regulatory approvals read more ⇒

Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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