Qatar Airways is now close to placing an order for Bombardier’s C-Series. CEO Akbar al-Bakr declined to give a direct answer when asked about his plans on Tuesday. But he said that “I will leave that question to be answered in Le Bourget”, the June 2011 air show which is typically used for big order announcements. Qatar Airways has been in lengthy negotiations with Bombardier about the order and talks appeared to have reached an impasse over engine maintenance guarantees. The order would ...

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