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Comments from feedback form - "More detial of how the failure..."019:05, 7 December 2010
Qatar Airways looks stupid now117:30, 6 December 2010

Comments from feedback form - "More detial of how the failure..."

More detial of how the failure occurs, would have been interesting (talk)19:05, 7 December 2010

Qatar Airways looks stupid now

A couple weeks ago, Qatar Airways blasted Boeing for having issues during development of the 787, and threatened to move all their orders to Airbus.

I bet they feel cheesy now.

Kitch (talk)13:55, 6 December 2010

Unlikely. The engine fault is Rolls-Royce's doing, afaik.

That said... Airbus had to cough up a lot of money to airlines because of their own developmental problems meaning the jets were delivered late. Airbus compensated them for not getting the aircraft on time. [1]

(interestingly, in searching for that link, I found this one suggesting Airbus share my view on engine fault liability.)

The long and the short of it is that neither company has done very well on this issue recently. There are alternatives - Embraer, Illyushin, Antonov, Bombardier - but none as favoured.

Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs)17:30, 6 December 2010