Qatar Airways B777-300ER A7-BAW Delivered.

Qatar Airways Boeing 777-3DZER A7-BAW departed Paine Field on delivery direct to Doha today as QR3052. This brings the B777-300ER fleet up to 19 aircraft.

Qatar Airways Grounds B787 Dreamliners.

Following an FAA directive, Qatar Airways has announced the grounding of its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner fleet and postponed the planned introduction of the aircraft on the Doha – Perth route. The grounding follows concerns about the Li-ion batteries used on the aircraft and came after Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority followed the US FAA in ordering the grounding. The Qatar Airways fleet is currently positioned as follows:

A7-BCA at Doha having operated QR139 Kuwait City – Doha this morning.

A7-BCB at Doha having last operated at QR101 Dubai – Doha on 14th January.

A7-BCC at Doha having yet to enter service.

A7-BCK at London Heathrow having operated QR75 Doha – London Heathrow yesterday.

A7-BCL at Doha having operated QR103 Dubai – Doha this morning.

A330-200 A7-ACM Jakarta Technical Issue.

Qatar Airways A330-200 A7-ACM arrived into Jakarta late last night as QR670 from Doha, however this morning’s return QR671 has been cancelled due to a technical issue with the aircraft.