Qatar Airways‘ first Boeing 787s are in the final assembly stage. I saw them on the production line on my tour of the Boeing Everett factory in February, resplendent with stickers showing the airline’s logo.
The picture here (credit Qatar Airways) is of the aircraft, released by the airline.
Qatar’s Boeing 787’s are due to enter the fleet this summer, and the airline has announced their route plans for the type.
Initially the 787 will fly to short-haul regional destinations in the Gulf from the airline’s Doha base, giving crews the chance to get familiar with the aircraft. It will then enter service on the flagship Doha – London Heathrow route.
For those of you who can’t wait, the aircraft will be part of the static display at this year’s Farnborough Air Show, in July.