Before departing to the Singapore Airshow in February 2014, Qatar Airways welcomed the first Airbus A350 XWB as it made its first-ever landing at Qatars state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport (HIA).
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, welcomed Didier Evrard (Executive Vice President, Airbus A350 XWB Programme) and Phil Harris (Senior Vice President Customer Business, Rolls Royce) at the special event commemorating the inaugural landing.
As the launch customer for the family of long-range, two-engine wide-body jet airliners, a delegation of Qatars distinguished officials at the event visited the A350 XWB displayed on the HIA tarmac:
- H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, Qatar Tourism Authoritys Chairman
- H.E. Jean-Christophe Peaucelle, Ambassador of the French Republic to the State of Qatar
- H.E. Mrs. Angelika Storz-Chakarj, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Qatar
- H.E. Ms. Maria Del Carmen De Labena, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to Qatar, visited the A350 XWB displayed on the HIA tarmac
Video edited by Ashanthi Haidar
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