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Qatar Airways sues Airbus for accelerating wear of the A350

Qatar Airways sues Airbus for accelerating wear of the A350

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Qatar Airways has filed a lawsuit against European aircraft maker Airbus in the context of an ongoing dispute over the problems with the A350. Qatar Airways announced this on Monday.

source: Belgian

The airline and the aircraft manufacturer have been arguing for some time about the accelerated wear of the fuselage surface. As a result, Qatar Airways has to keep 21 A350s on the ground.

Airbus denies there is a safety problem. The plane’s manufacturer recently indicated that EASA also believes the shortages have no consequences for the plane’s airworthiness.

Not a constructive solution

Now it is up to the judge in London to decide. “Unfortunately, we were unable to reach a constructive solution with Airbus regarding the accelerated surface corrosion of the Airbus A350,” Qatar Airways said in a press release. So the airline says it has no other choice “but to try to quickly resolve this dispute through the courts”.

Qatar Airways believes that Airbus should conduct a thorough investigation into the problem “to definitively determine the underlying cause”. Otherwise, the company will not be able to verify whether the proposed repairs are sufficient.

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