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Qatar sees further delays on A380 delivery

Posted 18 June 2014 · Add Comment

Qatar Airways is having to wait longer for the introduction of A380s to its fleet.


According to Reuters, the Doha airline's chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said the programme has hit a further delay of several weeks due to unresolved cabin issues.

The delivery had originally been expected around the end of May, ahead of the IATA annual meeting which was hosted by Qatar. But the handover was pushed back after the airline apparently rejected the aircraft during a routine pre-delivery inspection.

"The delivery of Qatar Airways' first three A380 aircraft has been further delayed as certain elements of the aircraft are being finalised to meet the high standards and expectations of Qatar Airways," Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker told Reuters.

"The delivery of these Qatar Airways A380 aircraft has been delayed due to certain issues affecting the interior of the cabin which were identified during the airline's standard aircraft delivery process which includes rigorous inspections by its specialist technical team," he said in an emailed statement.

The delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 787 also met similar delays.
 

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