Thursday, 7 December 2017

Qatar announces deal to buy 50 Airbus a321neo planes

Qatar is to buy 50 Airbus a321neo planes with an option for a further 30.
The deal was one of several announced on Thursday during a state visit to Qatar by French President Emmanuel Macron.
Qatar also said it would buy 12 French-built Rafale fighter jets.

It comes as the emirate remains under a trade and diplomatic boycott by neighbouring countries.

Also announced was the award of a contract to a French rail consortium to build and operate the metro in the Qatari capital Doha, and the purchase of 490 armoured vehicles from defence firm Nexter.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Airbus Group is seen on the company's headquarters building in Toulouse, Southwestern France, April 18, 2017.

Mr Macron said the contracts signed with Qatar were worth a total €12bn.

Airbus, headquartered in France, employs 6,000 people at its wing assembly plant in Broughton, north Wales, and also has a production site in Bristol.

SKY         News.