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February 01, 2022

Qatar Selects Boeing 777X Freighter

Amid Dispute with Airbus, Boeing Wins Coveted Order 

Qatar Airways has placed a firm order for 34 of Boeing's new 777-8 freighters, with an option for 16 more, in a deal that essentially marks the end of the airline's rocky love affair with Airbus. The agreement included an additional MoU for up to 50 737-10s, the largest Max variant. The carrier's choice of the Boeing aircraft comes after a volley of lawsuits between Qatar Airways and Airbus over manufacturing quality and paint flaws in its fleet of A350s in a London High Court. The White House signing ceremony, a headliner event of US/Qatari relations, was attended by the US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and the CEOs of both Boeing and Qatar Airways, Stan Deal and Akbar Al Baker. Th

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Alaska Airlines Pilots Reelect Union Officers

Company Reportedly Continues to Slow-Roll Negotiations

The Alaska Airlines Master Executive Council (MEC) of ALPA has reelected its officers and, for the second time in a row, the MEC has displayed 'a significant sign of unity' by electing all positions by acclamation. These officers will continue to advocate on the pilot group’s behalf to get their concerns with the contract addressed, which include improvements to job security and quality of life. These improvements would help bring the contract more in line with the pilots’ industry peers. Despite the MEC’s early start in negotiations well before the current collective bargaining agreement became amendable on April 1, 2020, management hasn’t shown sufficient willing

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