Qatar Airways grounds Airbus A350s

Qatar Airways has grounded 13 of its Airbus A350 fleet after issues have been raised that the fuselage floor beneath the paint is “degrading at an accelerated rate”.

The flag-carrier mentioned the choice had been taken following the specific written instruction of its regulator.

The airline mentioned the planes would stay on the bottom till such time because the “root cause can be established” and a “satisfactory solution” made out there to completely right the underlying situation.

Qatar Airways has returned its A330 fleet to service to make up for the shortfall in out there plane.

The plane kind had been out of motion following a fall in demand within the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Qatar Airways Group chief government, Akbar Al Baker, mentioned: “With this newest improvement, we sincerely count on that Airbus treats this matter with the right consideration that it requires.

“Qatar Airways is not going to settle for something aside from plane that proceed to supply its prospects the very best potential commonplace of security and the perfect journey expertise that they deserve.

“Qatar Airways expects Airbus to have established the root cause and permanently corrected the underlying condition to the satisfaction of Qatar Airways and our regulator before we take delivery of any further A350 aircraft.”

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