Boeing set to open new service centre in Qatar
US aircraft manufacturer Boeing will open an office this year in Doha that offer services for all its equipment to both civilian and military clients, it was reported on Sunday.
“We want to team up with Qatar and our new office would add value to our partnership, ” Boeing Military Aircraft president Chris Chadwick told the Qatar Tribune.
“We are still working on the modalities, type of research and development activities, training etc which would be offered by us.”
But Chadwick declined to reveal more details of Boeing’ s planned office in Doha due to security reasons, the newspaper added.
Qatar is the first Middle Eastern customer for Boeing’s C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft, two of which delivered last year.
The UAE followed suit and signed a deal with the US giant to buy six C-17s in January.
Chadwick said that Boeing was keeping a close eye on the requirements of the Qatar air force, the paper continued.
“We see the potential of F/A-18 E and F Super Hornet maritime strike attack aircraft and AH 64 Apache for Qatar Airforce at some point,” the Boeing official said.