DUBAI May 6 Qatar Airways is in talks with
Airbus to buy between 10 and 15 of the European planemaker's
A330 passenger jets following the grounding of Boeing's 787
Dreamliner, the airline's chief executive told Reuters on
Airline industry regulators grounded Boeing's 787 in
January due to battery faults.
Qatar Airways returned the aircraft to service last week but
the problems have caused delivery schedule delays that prompted
Qatar Airways to consider buying more A330s, Chief Executive
Akbar Al Baker said in an interview.
"We are talking to Airbus about A330s to fill in the gap
that the Dreamliner delays have caused Qatar Airways... Anywhere
between 10 and 15 (aircraft)," Baker said. "It's a new order."