This should be cold comfort to Boeing: Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker told The DAILY yesterday that he is confident his airline will receive its first 787 aircraft before the end of 2011 because Qatar expects some other airlines to cancel their orders. Al-Baker, who has been a vociferous critic of Boeing’s 787 production problems, met with Boeing leadership July 24 at the aircraft manufacturer’s request to discuss the aircraft and status of Qatar’s order (DAILY, July 24). A Qatar ...
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