"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return." - Da Vinci
Qatar pictured by boeing as 787 customer in tail images. I would call this a confirmation.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
I noticed that too! Great News!
Qatar Airways DUBAI: The US aircraft manufacturer Boeing announced on Monday that Qatar Airways, which operates an all-Airbus fleet, has placed an order for its new long-haul 787 Dreamliner aircraft.“I can confirm that Qatar Airways is a customer of the 787 Dreamliner,” Sami Lahoud, Boeing’s Communications Director for the Middle East and Africa, said. But he refrained from disclosing the details of the deal, saying “I cannot comment on their order.”Sources in the aviation industry said that the order amounts to 30 jets. They referred to an order of the same number which is listed on Boeing’s website for an unidentified customer, and dated April 5.Qatar Airways, a fast growing Middle East carrier, had announced at the Paris Air Show in June an order for three Airbus A380 superjumbo airliners and confirmed an order for 80 mid-sized A350 aircraft. On Sunday, Boeing unveiled its new passenger jet, the 787 Dreamliner, which boasts a series of fuel-efficient design features that have sparked huge demand.
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