Qatar Airways 'very interested' in Boom supersonic aircraft: CEO

26 February, 2018

Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker said the airline is "very interested in supersonic flight" (, 25-Feb-2018). Regarding the supersonic aircraft under development by Boom Technology, Mr Al Baker said: "Qatar Airways would be very interested to look at it and we wouldn't hesitate to be the launch customer. The only reason we are not committing to this is that they have still not identified who will be the engine manufacturer for this airplane. Once there is a proper commitment from an engine manufacturer to this programme, Qatar Airways would be very interested in a small number of these airplanes".