Airbus has requested the UK High Court for $220 million in damages from Qatar Airways after the airline rejected two Airbus A350 plane.
The transfer is the newest in a long-running and more and more bitter feud between the 2.
The courtroom declare for damages got here after Qatar Airways sued the corporate for $600 million over floor deterioration on greater than 20 beforehand delivered A350 jets.
The essence of the order, based on the provider, is that the producer should chorus from doing something that will “adversely affect its ability to comply with any court order that Qatar Airways might obtain in relation to the purported cancellation of the A321 contract” between now and an additional listening to in April.
According to the provider, the order issued is an injunction, so whether it is violated, there can be “severe consequences” for Airbus.
The ruling is the newest in an more and more strident battle between the 2 events.
In response to Qatar Airways’ claims, Airbus terminated the provider’s order of fifty Airbus A321neo plane in January 2022. However, the UK courtroom ordered Airbus to freeze the cancellation on February 18, 2022.
This adopted the Middle East provider’s determination in December to file authorized motion in opposition to Airbus over the grounding of its A350 fleet.
Last yr, the airline grounded 21 planes, claiming that the paint on the fuselage was “degrading at an accelerated rate” and posing a security threat.
Airbus responded, accusing the airline of “ongoing mischaracterising non-structural surface deterioration.”
According to the producer, the floor paint-related findings have been totally reviewed by its group and confirmed by the European Aviation Safety Agency as having “no airworthiness impact” on the A350.
During an earnings name, Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury acknowledged that the enterprise was in search of a mutually agreeable answer.
“We have to take steps to protect ourselves and the firm, and that is essentially what we are doing,” he continued, “but we continue to attempt to settle the matter in a more pleasant manner.”
Qatar Airways acknowledged that it was “surprised” by the remarks.
The airline acknowledged that its authorized workers was not conscious of any efforts by Airbus to treatment the issue.
Despite the dispute, Qatar Airways nonetheless desires to reinstate the order of fifty Airbus A321neo jets revoked by Airbus in January 2022.