Launching the proposed new mid-market airplane (NMA) would be an “ill-placed strategy” by Boeing, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker believes. “There already is a 787,” Al Baker said on the sidelines of the ITB tourism fair in Berlin. Instead of launching a new aircraft for the segment, he said Boeing should instead develop a reduced-weight version of the 787 that would use de-rated engines. “There is a lot of structural weight built into the aircraft for ...

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