It was a dogged conflict and it dragged on. But now the Gulf airline and the aircraft manufacturer have settled their dispute over the A350. “Qatar Airways and Airbus are pleased to have reached an amicable and amicable settlement in their dispute over the damage to the A350 surface and the grounding of the A350 aircraft,” the two sides said early Wednesday evening (February 1).

“A repair project is underway and both parties look forward to getting the aircraft safely back in the air.” The details are confidential and the parties are now settling their legal claims. “The settlement agreement is not an admission of liability for either party,” it said. “This agreement allows Qatar Airways and Airbus to once again work together as partners.”

According to information from the Reuters news agency, even French President Emmanuel Macron and Qatar’s head of state Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani had exchanged views on the dispute between the two companies in the past few weeks. Because the conflict was about reputation and a lot of money.

The airline is demanding hundreds of millions of dollars from Airbus in compensation for damage to the paintwork on its Airbus A350, in exchange for which the aircraft manufacturer is demanding $220 million in damages. The trial was to be heard in London before the High Court of Justice.

The Gulf airline had claimed – but had no documentation to prove it as of January – that the Qatar aviation authority had ordered it to ground 22 Airbus A350s and revoke certification for the long-haul jets. This happened, according to the airline, because a layer of paint over a copper braid used for lightning protection is cracking, blistering and peeling.

Airbus always admitted to deficiencies in the dispute, which began in the summer of 2021, but emphasized that the problem did not mean that airworthiness was restricted and that it did not pose a safety risk. Other operators had also reported damage to the paintwork on the A350, such as Finnair and Lufthansa. However, none of them expressed concern like Qatar Airways.

This article was written by Timo Nowack

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The original of this article “Months-long dispute over Airbus A350 ended” comes from aeroTelegraph.