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Qatar Airways Slams Boeing, May Buy More Airbus

The head of Qatar Airways criticized Boeing and accused Air France of rejecting peace overtures Thursday in a growing airline trade war over financing as Gulf carriers shore up their plans for rapid growth.

Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker lamented problems in plane projects at Boeing [BA  64.91    -0.50  (-0.76%)   ] and Canada's Bombardier [BDRXF  23.3  ---  UNCH  (0)   ] and threatened to shift extra business to Europe's Airbus.