Qatar Airways will take delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000 by the end of 2017, the Gulf carrier’s CEO confirmed Aug. 9. The airline is the launch customer for the A350 and has been frustrated with delivery delays of the smaller A350-900 model. Earlier this year, it walked away from four of its planned 43 -900s, citing delivery delays. Group CEO Akbar Al Baker has complained that holdups in deliveries of both the A350 and the re-engined A320neo are hampering the company’s ...

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