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Qatar Airways Seeks $600 Million From Airbus for A350 Issues

  • Airline asks for compensation for grounding of 21 A350 jets
  • Airbus denies Qatar’s claims in dispute ‘in total’: spokesman
Qatar Airways Airbus A350 

Qatar Airways Airbus A350 

Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

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Qatar Airways is seeking $618 million from planemaker Airbus SE in a dispute over surface and paint quality on A350 wide-body aircraft. 

The airline is seeking the sum as compensation for the grounding of 21 A350s through Dec. 17, according to court documents made public on Thursday. Qatar Airways is asking for a further $4.2 million for each day the aircraft continue to be idled.