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Qatar and United 787 Electrical Problem

Seems there is an issue with Qatar’s third 787. The plane just handed over to them on December 9 was forced to make an emergency landing at Heathrow after it developed  a faulty generator. This follows a  United 787 having a generator failure on Dec. 4 forcing a landing at New Orleans. Boeing is quoted as saying that it isn’t certain that it was an identical issue with a faulty generator. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Air CEO was quoted as saying ,  “Definitely we will demand compensation. We are not buying airplanes from them to put in a museum.” The…

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Qatar 787 -at last!

One hundred passengers joined Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker for the delivery flight of their 787 from Seattle to Doha on November 17. I am in no way envious! Qatar are the Middle Eastern launch customer for the 787 having ordered 60 of the planes – 30 firm with options for 30 more. Qatar is rated a five star airline and has been nominated airline of the year twice by Skytrax. They are the newest entrant to One World. I have yet to fly them.  Qatar Airways had refused to take delivery of the first five of their 787s…

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