Qatar Airways puts in a order to buy 80 A350 XWB
Qatar Airways puts in a order to buy 80 A350 XWB long-range planes from Airbus SAS worth $16 billion. The plans are to be equipped with engines made by Rolls-Royce Group. Delivery of the Airbus A350 will begin in 2013. Boeing has beaten Airbus so far for the new bigger planes with about 567 order with Airbus having about 13. Airbus is based in Toulouse, France. Singapore Airlines Ltd has also places an order for 20 A350 XWBs and Russia's OAO Aeroflot to buy 22 A350s.