Airbus has revealed it is seeking an independent legal assessment against an unnamed airline in the ongoing A350 paint saga. While the planemaker doesn’t name Qatar Airways, it implies that this is the airline in question. Around 20 of Qatar Airways’ Airbus A350s have been grounded on the instructions of the Qatari Civil Aviation Authority. Airbus says that Qatar Airways is misrepresenting the issue by calling it an airworthiness issue.
The Airbus A350 has been attracting attention over recent months after Qatar Airways grounded some of its Airbus A350 fleet. It was recently revealed that other airlines have also been affected by the issue, which Airbus and EASA have both said has no airworthiness impact on the Airbus A350 fleet.
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