Daily Archives: February 28, 2009

Airbus to Ryanair: We are not interested in your business

At the start of this month, Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair announced it has invited proposals from both its sole vendor till date, Boeing, and competitor Airbus for 200 to 300 new single-aisle aircraft in the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 category, for delivery between 2012 and 2017. I had a chance to interact with senior Airbus executives during the recently …

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Qatar Airways welcomes second Boeing 777-200LR names it “Gaza”

Image Courtesy Matt CawbyBoeing delivered the second of eight 777-200LRs (Longer Range) ordered by Qatar Airways on February 24th. A7-BBB took a near 15-hour journey to its new home in Doha with guests on-board who included a selection of journalists from the United States, India and the Gulf and a high-profile delegation of bankers and financiers. Along with its sister …

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