According to Airbus’ chief executive, the company is in discussions with Qatar Airways to try to resolve a bitter legal and safety dispute over the A350 passenger jet.
Guillaume Faury, on the sidelines of an airlines meeting in Doha on Sunday, told, “There’s progress in the sense that we are communicating; we are working with each other.”
“I think we share the view that a settlement would be a better way forward, but as long as you don’t have an agreement, you have no agreement,” he added.
No immediate comment was made from Qatar Airways.
After the damage to its protective outer skin exposed gaps in lightning protection which prompted Qatari authorities to ground more than 20 jets, the two sides are at loggerheads over the airworthiness of Europe’s newest long-haul jet.