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Qatar Airways throws in the towel on the CSeries

March 6, 2015, Montreal - The long courtship between Qatar Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker and Bombardier Inc.’s CSeries jet ended Wednesday after the Persian Gulf carrier said it got tired of waiting.

March 6, 2015  By Bloomberg News

Seven years after Al Baker first said he planned to order 20 of the planes, the executive said he’d gotten fed up with the many delays in Bombardier’s development of its biggest jet. Instead, Qatar will stick with a revamped Airbus Group NV model that’s due to come out before the end of the year.

“We’ve completely forgotten about the CSeries,” Al Baker said Wednesday in an interview in Berlin. “You cannot wait for the CSeries indefinitely. Now there is the Airbus Neo, the A319neo, which does exactly what the CSeries does.” | READ MORE


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