The first Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner poses behind Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker and Qatari Ambassador to the United States His Excellency Mohamed Bin Abdulla Al-Rumaihi. (Photo by Liem Bahneman/NYCAviation)
Qatar Airways took ownership
of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in early October (a day or two before announcing they were joining oneworld
), but the formal delivery event was held off until this past week as Boeing and GE worked out an engine upgrade.
Qatar is the first Middle Eastern carrier to take delivery of Boeing’s newest aircraft and has a total of 30 on order.
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