Qatar Airways and airliner manufacturer Airbus have reached a settlement in a legal dispute over the safety of the A350 airliner and costly orders for other planes, AP reports.
The companies said the settlement was amicable and mutually acceptable.
A repair project is underway and both parties look forward to the safe return of these aircraft to the air, the companies said in a statement.
Qatar Airways has suspended Airbus A350 flights because it says the fuselages of the long-haul planes are degrading at an accelerated rate.
In December 2021, Qatar's national carrier announced that it was suing Airbus in London over the accelerated surface degradation of the A350 widebody.
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus then terminated Qatar Airways' multibillion-dollar order for 50 A321neo narrow-body aircraft, which were in high demand. The termination of the Airbus 321neos contract followed Qatar Airways' refusal to accept more A350s until the problem was resolved.
Now that the dispute has been resolved, Airbus will reintegrate Qatar's 50 orders for the A321neo, with deliveries set to resume in 2026, Airbus spokesman Justin Dubon said. He said the French aircraft maker will also resume deliveries this year of 23 A350 aircraft, which the airline suspended because of the dispute.