Qatar Airways took supply of a Boeing 747-eight freighter and will get a different in November, and has beforehand undisclosed orders for 4 777-300ERs. Sharply rejecting promises of unfair competition by Qatar, CEO Al Baker stated the significant a few U.S. airways should “just shut up.”
Qatar Airways main executive Akbar Al Baker took supply of a new 747-eight jumbo jet freighter in Everett on Monday, and revealed that his airline is the unknown customer beforehand stated by Boeing as purchasing six big jets.
The airline will consider a next 747 jumbo in November and has pending orders for 4 777-300ER passenger jets, he disclosed.
The six jets have a overall listing price of $two.16 billion. However, according to marketplace pricing information from aircraft valuation firm Avitas, the jets are worth slightly more than $one billion soon after normal industry discounts.
Qatar has not too long ago declared quite a few blockbuster promotions with Western firms that seemed to be aimed at shoring up political assistance soon after its Gulf neighbors — led by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt — this summer season accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and imposed an economic blockade.
Past 7 days, Qatar, which has a little Air Power, declared it will purchase 24 Eurofighter Hurricane jet fighters from Britain, even nevertheless it currently has on get 24 Dassault Rafale fighters from France and 36 Boeing F-15 Eagle fighters from the U.S.
Qatar is individually in dispute with the largest U.S. airways, which accuse it and the other big Gulf carriers of unfair competition mainly because they obtain assistance from their governments.
In an Everett information convention Monday, Al Baker had a sharp information for American, Delta and United. These airways should “just shut up and brain their personal company,” Al Baker stated, according to Reuters.
Qatar’s significance to Boeing is calculated by its unfilled orders for sixty of the forthcoming 777X big widebody aircraft, 30 more 787 Dreamliners and 20 of the solitary-aisle 737 MAXs.