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Boeing to have base in Qatar

10 Sep 2010

(MENAFN) Boeing’s president for the Middle East, Paul Kinscherff, said that the company will soon have a base in Qatar, Gulf News reported.,

Kinscherff said that Boeing is currently operating from Dubai, but given the circumstances, opening a full-fledged office in Qatar has become a necessity. And it�s going to become a reality soon,

He added that the number of Boeing aircraft in Qatar has increased substantially in recent months and the trend is expected to continue with the company poised for massive growth.

This year the airline procured eight Boeing 777s. It has also placed orders for Boeing’s Dreamliner 787 and bought a couple of the massive tactical airlifter C-17 Globemaster III produced by Boeing

He added that the company was aware of the interest shown by Qatar Airways in the Canadian Bombardier C-Series aircraft, which, according to Akbar Al Baker, the airlines Chief Executive Officer, are to be used on flights to destinations within three hour’s flight of its Doha hub.

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