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DOHA, QATARDoha-based Gulf carrier Qatar Airways has dry-leased two Boeing 777-300ER widebody jets from BOC aviation, which were previously operated by the Asian carrier Cathay Pacific.



The planes are intended to fill the gap in the airline's fleet due to the grounded Airbus A350s. Some of the A350s of Qatar Airways were grounded by the Qatari regulator over an ongoing paint quality issue and its undetermined implications for the aircraft's airworthiness.

The first B777-300ER with registration A7-BOB (MSN 36161) was ferried from Hong Kong to Doha Hamad on November 4, 2021. The aircraft has begun to serve in the airline's active fleet on December 3, 2021. The second jet registered B-KPM (MSN 36159) was ferried to Doha on November 22, 2021.
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