Qatar Airways is interested in becoming a launch customer for the Boeing 777-9X. Qatar’s CEO Akbar al Baker on the sidelines of the Paris air show said that he would sign a deal “if we can iron out all the requirements” and define performance specifications. Al Baker did not say how many aircraft he would like to order. The airline is only interested in the -9X and not the -8X, “because the [Airbus] A350-1000 will do most of the missions the -8X does,” he says. But he points out ...

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