Airbus delivers first ever A350 XWB to Qatar Airways

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Qatar, December 22, 2014 (STAT):-Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker commented, “In the seven years since we first placed our order for this new aircraft type at the Paris Air Show, investing in a partnership programme with Airbus, there has been significant growth in the airline industry. I am confident that this increase in passenger numbers around the world will only increase further in the years to come, and delighted that Qatar Airways will be leading the way in the aviation sector in offering our passengers the opportunity to travel on board the most modern of airliners in the sky.”
John Rishton, Rolls-Royce, Chief Executive Officer said, “We are very proud to have worked with Qatar Airways and Airbus on the A350 XWB, using the latest technology to deliver new standards in customer service.”
Remarking on the event Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO said, “It is with tremendous pride that we are delivering our first A350 XWB today to our launch customer, Qatar Airways. It’s a perfect match, to be handing over the first of an all-new, world class aircraft to a leading, world class airline.”
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