DOHA, Qatar, Qatar Airways was the centre of attention, on the first day of Farnborough International Airshow 2018, displaying six of its most advanced aircraft, including the Airbus A350-1000 and the Boeing 777-300ER, both of which feature the airline’s award-winning Business Class seat, Qsuite.

The airline also displayed, for the first time, its Boeing 747-8 Cargo Freighter, and Air Italy’s second Boeing 737 MAX 8, in striking new livery, Qatar Executive’s Gulfstream G500 jet and the JetSuiteX Embraer 135 jet.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar al-Baker, welcomed many VIP delegates and senior officials at its chalet and on board the aircraft, including Qatar’s Minister of Finance and Qatar Airways Chairman, Ali Sharif al-Emadi, Yousef bin Ali al-Khater, Ambassador of Qatar to the United Kingdom and Hamad International Airport Chief Operating Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed al-Meer.

Day one of the airshow kicked off with the award-winning airline committing to purchase five new CAE 7000XR Series full-flight simulators, and two CAE 500XR Series flight training devices, for the Boeing 777X and the 737 MAX from the global leader in training CAE.

The contract signing ceremony between al-Baker and Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions, is a testament to the airline’s commitment to innovation and safety, a statement from the airline said.

Also, a purchase agreement signing ceremony between Boeing and Qatar Airways, finalising the airline’s order for five 777 Freighters, also took place. The deal is valued at $1.7 bn at current list prices.

Source: Nam News Network