Qatar Airways is among Airbus’s and Boeing’s best customers, given its huge targets for growth. But it is also using its clout to rearrange its orderbook and push for new models. The airline’s aggressive plans will see the fleet increase to 170 aircraft from 120 within the next three years. At least some of those will be Boeing 787-8s—Qatar Airways has firm orders for 30, with options for 30 more. CEO Akbar Al Baker confirmed he is in talks with Boeing and is ...

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