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Qatar Airways still interested in Bombardier Cseries, CEO says

Doha-based carrier mulls new deals in wake of significant Boeing, Airbus orders at Dubai show

Qatar Airways still interested in Bombardier Cseries, CEO says
Qatar Airways, which inked a $6.5bn Airbus deal on Tuesday, is still interested in Bombardier's Cseries jets, the Gulf Arab carrier's chief executive, Akbar Al Baker said (AFP/Getty Images)
Qatar Airways still interested in Bombardier Cseries, CEO says
Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar al-Baker (L) shakes hands with Boeing sales vice president, Marty Bentrott, as the Gulf emirate's national carrier announced on November 15, 2011 at a press conference at the Dubai Airshow. Qatar Airways signed an order for two Boeing 777-2000 freighters and two cargo 777 Boeing planes (AFP/Getty Images)
Qatar Airways still interested in Bombardier Cseries, CEO says
Qatar Airways placed a $6.5bn order for Airbus jets hours after walking away and telling the European giant to go back to basics in a day of high theatre at the Dubai Air how (AFP/Getty Images)
Qatar Airways still interested in Bombardier Cseries, CEO says
Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar al-Baker (L) and Boeing sales vice president, Marty Bentrott (AFP/Getty Images)
Qatar Airways still interested in Bombardier Cseries, CEO says
The deal includes 50 orders for A320neo narrowbody jets worth $4.6bn, plus options for another 30, and the five-airplane A380 order which doubles Qatar's planned superjumbo fleet, together with options for a further three (AFP/Getty Images)
Qatar Airways still interested in Bombardier Cseries, CEO says
Airbus chief Tom Enders (C). In chaotic scenes, Tuesday's deal took place only after Airbus was forced to abandon an initial press conference. Boeing was in the corridor ready to sign its own deal for two freighters with Al Baker, resulting in an awkward crush (AFP/Getty Images)
Qatar Airways still interested in Bombardier Cseries, CEO says
Qatar is among a trio of Gulf airlines investing heavily in new fleets to build up the region as a global hub, despite concerns over the economy and Europe's debt crisis (AFP/Getty Images)
Qatar Airways still interested in Bombardier Cseries, CEO says
A row over who would be first to receive the European planemaker's latest jet, a revamped version of its best-selling A320, nearly scuppered the deal with Qatar Airways, which also included five more Airbus A380 superjumbos, people close to the matter said (AFP/Getty Images)
Qatar Airways still interested in Bombardier Cseries, CEO says
Neither Qatar Airways nor Airbus would say in any detail what nearly caused their $6 billion-plus deal to blow up (AFP/Getty Images)