SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Qatar Airways, the launch customer for the Airbus
"They (Airbus) are well ahead of the test schedule," said Akbar Al Baker at the Singapore Airshow, adding that the aircraft could arrive a month or two earlier.
The fast-growing Doha-based full-service carrier has 43 A350-900s and 37 A350-1000s on its order books.
Al Baker added that patience was running thin with Bombardier's
"We have told them that we will only be interested in talking to them again once they have sold 300 aircraft," said Al Baker. "People like us are not going to indefinitely wait for the aircraft program to mature."
He also said that the airline was not interested in Airbus's offer of a higher take-off weight "regional" A330, or Boeing's 787-10 or 777-8X.
The airline also has 50 Boeing
(Reporting By Siva Govindasamy; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)