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Qatar Airways' CEO downplays Dreamliner 787 safety concerns, Reuters reports

Qatar Airways' CEO Akbar al-Baker downplayed the safety concerns over Boeing's new (BA) 787 Dreamliner aircraft, dismissing a number of recent incidents with the plane as "teething problems" and saying he had no plans to cancel orders. "Of course there will be teething problems from time to time, but this is foreseen with any new aircraft program," he said. Qatar Airways is the largest customer of the Dreamliner in the Middle East with an order for up to 60 of the aircraft, 30 firm orders plus an option to acquire an additional 30.