Qatar Airways has grounded 13 of its Airbus A350 fleet after considerations have been raised that the fuselage floor beneath the paint is “degrading at an accelerated charge”.
The flag-carrier stated the choice had been taken following the specific written instruction of its regulator.
The airline stated the planes would stay on the bottom till such time because the “root trigger could be established” and a “passable resolution” made accessible to completely right the underlying situation.
Qatar Airways has returned its A330 fleet to service to make up for the shortfall in accessible plane.
The plane kind had been out of motion following a fall in demand within the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Qatar Airways Group chief govt, Akbar Al Baker, stated: “With this newest improvement, we sincerely count on that Airbus treats this matter with the right consideration that it requires.
“Qatar Airways won’t settle for something apart from plane that proceed to supply its prospects the very best attainable normal of security and one of the best journey expertise that they deserve.
“Qatar Airways expects Airbus to have established the basis trigger and completely corrected the underlying situation to the satisfaction of Qatar Airways and our regulator earlier than we take supply of any additional A350 plane.”