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Airbus wants to reach a “friendly” settlement with Qatar Airways-Doha News

European aircraft manufacturers said they sought a solution after the A321neo contract ended.

Airbus Chief Executive Officer Guillaume Foley His company said it was seeking a “friendly” settlement over a long-standing dispute with Qatar Airways. Reuters Reported on Thursday.

The statement comes from Airbus and Qatar Airways continuing a direct confrontation in the British High Court over a flaw in Airbus’ A350 jet.

Qatar’s flag carrier discovered that the paint on the surface of the lighting protection of 21 airplanes was eroded between late 2020 and early 2021. The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) decided last year to ground these planes.

Qatar Airways turns to Boeing as Airbus conflict continues

Qatar Airways filed a proceeding in December, demanding Airbus for $ 618 million in contractual compensation.

The dispute intensified when Airbus terminated its contract with Qatar Airways for 50 small A321neo jets in January. Such movements are said to be “rare” in the aviation industry.

“This decision follows many attempts to find mutually beneficial solutions and continues to look forward to amicable solutions,” Foley said.

Citing experts, Reuters reported that Qatar Airways is seeking a court ruling to prevent cancellation of the transaction.

Airbus also reportedly canceled Qatar Airways’ orders for two A350-1000 jets, alleging that Qatar Airways refused to take off two jets from the Toulouse tarmac.

Doha News We contacted both Qatar Airways and Airbus and did not receive a response.

With a grounded jet that makes up 40% of Qatar Airways’ A350 fleet, the airline has signed a major $ 34 billion contract with Airbus competitor Boeing.

The deal was signed at the White House Ceremony in January. Qatar Airways has secured an order for 50 Boeing 737 Max 10 jets, the largest model in the Max family.

Qatar Airways has also become the launch customer for the cargo ship version of Boeing’s future flagship jet, the 777X.


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