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Qatar adds 12 more Rafales and 50 A321s as French President visits

Arabian Aerospace ^ | 7 December 2017

Posted on 12/07/2017 7:53:21 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki

Qatar has taken up the option to buy 12 additional Dassault Rafale fighters announcing the deal at a event with the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, and HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani,from the Qatar Armed Forces

As part of the French president’s state visit to Doha, Qatar also ordered 50 A321neo narrowbodies. Qatar Airways already operated 39 Airbus A320s and has 11 more due for delivery before 2020 This new defence order follows on from the contract signed on 4 May 2015 between the State of Qatar and Dassault Aviation for the acquisition of 24 Rafale, thus raising the number of Rafale aircraft operated by the Qatar Emiri Air Force to 36. “This new agreement is built around the special relationship that exists between the two countries and the shared determination, by the Defense Ministry of Qatar and Dassault Aviation, to move forwards together”, saidd Eric Trappier, chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. The value of the fighter jets was put at $1.1bn, although the Qatari’s also ordered other equipment including 490 armoured vehicles which, with the Airbus narrowbodies, took the value close to $14 billion (12bn Euros) Qatar has also agreed an option for another 36 Rafales according to the French government.

Meanwhile J, the A321neo ACF will support the continuous development of Qatar Airways’ network ’leveraging from the A321neo range capability and the unprecedented customer experience. The total value of the deal is at $6.35 billion at list prices.

Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker, said: “At a time when Qatar Airways is experiencing unprecedented growth and expansion the need for efficient, reliable and modern aircraft has never been greater. To answer our need for growth and additional capacity, the A321neo is a world-class choice for our passengers and for our business. Qatar Airways is the fastest growing airline in the world and with this aircraft we will operate the youngest fleet whilst delivering unprecedented comfort and services to our customers.”

The A321 is the largest member of the A320 Family, seating up to 240 passengers. Incorporating the latest engines, aerodynamic advances, and cabin innovations and offers a significant reduction in fuel consumption of at least 15% per seat from day one and 20% by 2020.

TOPICS:Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events

KEYWORDS:aerospace; dassault; france; rafale

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1posted on 12/07/2017 7:53:22 PM PSTby sukhoi-30mki

To: sukhoi-30mki
2posted on 12/07/2017 8:12:30 PM PSTby BenLurkin(The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)

To: sukhoi-30mki

Be sure that you pronounce the name of this country correctly as it is pronounced there. It is KA TAR!! It is NOT “Gutter” “Cutter” “Guitar”,, It is noe kaaaaaaa tar either It is Ka TAR~!! Where do we get this ignorance?

3posted on 12/07/2017 8:34:56 PM PSTby raiderboy( “…if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall”)

To: raiderboy

“Where do we get this ignorance?”

From the same educational folks that pronounce it Marine Corspe.

4posted on 12/07/2017 8:43:09 PM PSTby Fai Mao(I still want to see The PIAPS in prison)

To: raiderboy

Catarrh? 😀

5posted on 12/07/2017 8:46:24 PM PSTby eldoradude(Keep calm…we’ll get to the carrion part later.)

To: eldoradude

Exactomundo unless you are military. Then it is cuther and say it fast.

6posted on 12/07/2017 9:11:46 PM PSTby LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget(God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools. Go Trump!)

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