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@AlexInAir

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Aviation Analyst. Frequent Flyer. Broadcasting #Aviation News @LBC @SkyNews @BBC @AlJazeera @GMB . Gulf-Times Columnist. Global Aviation Policy. Channel 4‘s WMLA

Usually at 38,000ft / London
Joined September 2010
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Alex Macheras
12 hours ago
LIVE on @AlJazeera : More on the Airbus and Qatar Airways, the axed A321neo order, and other developments ✈️🚨
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Alex Macheras
12 hours ago
LIVE on @AlJazeera : The Airbus and Qatar Airways dispute has escalated over the last 48 hours ✈️🚨 A350 surface degradation, cancelled orders, a fired up court-case…here’s the latest 👇🏽
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Alex Macheras
18 hours ago
Update: Hong Kong will allow airlines to restart the use of Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the city's airspace — lifting its ban on the aircraft after nearly 3 years. #Boeing
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Alex Macheras
19 hours ago
Airbus vs Qatar: The Gulf airline says it “welcomes the decision of the High Court in London to expedite this issue and order a hearing in April in an effort to bring about a more rapid resolution to the dispute” #A350
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Alex Macheras
a day ago
Airbus has questioned Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority’s decision to ground some of these A350s Qatar Airways - short of aircraft because of the grounding - has had to reactivate inefficient A380s, sign lease agreements to borrow planes from Oman Air, Cathay Pacific & others.
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Alex Macheras
a day ago
Btw, for those asking - everything about this dispute between Airbus and one of their most important airline customers is *unprecedented* The escalations by the aircraft manufacturer prompting the video release by the airline, the axing of orders, the court cases - everything.
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Alex Macheras
a day ago
Airbus insist there is no risk to the A350’s safety, and says these issues are non-structural. EU safety agency (EASA) agreed However, EASA did issue a preliminary warning that patches of the anti-lightning system may have been “poorly fitted” on over a dozen Airbus A350 jets ⚠️
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Alex Macheras
a day ago
Airbus last night confirmed it had cancelled Qatar’s A321neo order in another swipe at the airline — the latest escalation of this A350 dispute 🚨 Qatar say they’re adhering to all contracts, & A321neo axed order is a regretful & frustrating escalation that ‘expands’ dispute 🚨
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Alex Macheras
a day ago
The airline says the video shows: aircraft’s lightning protection system to be exposed and damaged, underlying composite structure exposed to moisture and ultraviolet light, and cracking in the composite and damage around a high percentage of rivets on the Airbus A350 fuselage
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Alex Macheras
a day ago
Breaking: Qatar Airways reveal the Airbus A350 damage to the public in light of to Airbus’ significant escalation 🚨✈️ The airline says it strongly believes Airbus must undertake a thorough investigation of the A350 surface degradation & establish a root cause. Here’s the video👇🏽
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Alex Macheras
a day ago
Latest: Shares of Airbus dropped 1.5% today after the aircraft manufacturer cancelled a much-awaited A321neo order from one of its most prominent airline customers, Qatar Airways.
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Alex Macheras
a day ago
Almost 4 years ago to the day — Airbus CEO at the time, Fabrice Brégier, reassures Qatar Airways that all future aircraft will continue to meet Qatar’s industry-known high expectations, including under new a Airbus CEO, Guillaume Faury 👇🏽
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AFP News Agency
a day ago
#BREAKING Airbus cancels Qatar Airways order of 50 planes in row: company
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Alex Macheras
a day ago
Over two years into a global pandemic and this is still a reality 🤦🏽‍♂️👇🏽
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Leah Harding
a day ago
An American Airlines flight turns back over the Atlantic because of a passenger mask dispute. @AlexInAir
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Alex Macheras
a day ago
Qatar Airways doesn’t believe Airbus has properly determined the cause for the issue which has caused the fuselage on some A350s to appear almost shattered in places, exposing the under layer of expanded copper foil. 5 other A350 operators (airlines) reported similar issues.
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