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  • Qatar C-17s on the move at Long Beach
    Posted by Guy Norris 9:35 PM on Jul 29, 2009

    Two Qatar Emiri Air Force C-17s are in final preparation for delivery at Boeing’s Long Beach, Calif. site. QF1, with tail towards the camera, is due for delivery in August while QF2, painted in the colors of the Qatar Amiri flight, will follow in September. QF1 made its first flight earlier this week, around the same time as QF2 appeared in its startling livery (the first C-17 to be painted in an airline scheme). Speaking to Aviation Week at the major body join ceremony of QF1 in late March this year, Qatar Armed Forces airlift selection committee head Brig. Gen. Ahmad Al-Malki said “we’re looking for two more, and expect to sign for these around the end of the year.” With the backlog dwindling steadily at long Beach, Boeing will be keeping fingers crossed that these additional orders materialize. (photo: Guy Norris)

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    Tags: ar99, C-17, Boeing, Qatar

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