I'm confident," Al Baker advised Reuters in a trade event on Wednesday.
"I cannot discuss the main points, but I can inform you they possess a extremely achievable ramp-up method," he claimed after getting briefed around the programs for report wide-body plane production.
Boeing is grappling using a predicament of delamination or the separation of bonded layers in part with the composite construction of its lightweight Dreamliner, whilst Airbus is wrestling having a series of cracks on elements in the wings of its A380 superjumbo.
"I imagine they will clear up the issues along with the A380. It is not an enormous problem...it is an plane that may be in its infancy," claimed Al Baker.
Analysts say Airbus father or mother EADS (EAD.PA) may take a cost of some 100 million euros for the expense of repairing the cracks and Airbus CEO Tom Enders has told employees the A380's name is at stake which no expenses will likely be spared to solve this.
EADS will report 2011 earnings on Thursday.
Al Baker's remarks at a key travel marketplace event in Berlin distinction with his feedback during the Dubai air present in November when he questioned whether Airbus was "still mastering how you can construct aircraft". He has also just lately criticised the Boeing 747-8 for currently being chubby and burning too much gas.
Qatar is because of acquire its 1st of 30 787s in June and its very first A380 in 2013. With strategies to unveil the 787 in the Farnborough air present in July, together with lavish seats and leisure consoles previewed on Wednesday, Al Baker claimed he would not accept any much more delays towards the 787, which can be about 3 many years late.
He also warned Airbus in opposition to extending a six-month delay for your first variant of its future A350, the European company's reply towards the Dreamliner. Qatar now expects to receive the first of eighty planes in mid-2014 rather of late 2013.
He repeated criticism of Airbus models for your biggest kind of A350 -- the 370-passenger A350-1000 because of in 2017, which has also failed to impress other Gulf carriers -- but mentioned the designers had time for you to arrive up with improvements.
Airbus and Boeing are involved in a tug of war over the course on the lucrative 'mini-jumbo' market place, which happens to be to date dominated with the nonetheless fast-selling Boeing 777. Airbus states its aircraft will change the 777-300ER but Al Baker rejected this.
He explained he was "satisfied" with proposals for any new 777 offered in confidential briefings. Boeing has explained it can make your mind up how to proceed in this portion of the marketplace afterwards this calendar year.
In a enhance for Airbus, however, Qatar threw its pounds at the rear of the planemaker's most up-to-date task by expressing interest in converting up to twenty of its A330 passenger jets into freighters.
Al Baker had formerly threatened to order transformed Boeing 767 plane as a result of a gap in Airbus's cargo technique.