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Qatar Airways says Airbus spat risks 'industrial repercusssions'

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 3 (Reuters) - The head of Qatar Airways on Thursday urged the board of Airbus to intervene in a dispute between the two companies, telling Reuters that failure to find a solution would risk “industrial repercussions” for the European planemaker.

In an interview, Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said the ball was in Airbus’ court to find a solution before the dispute escalated further. He declined to give specifics, but denied a Reuters report that it concerned A350 paintwork.

An Airbus spokesman said the planemaker regularly held talks with its customers and that these remained confidential. (Reporting by Katya Golubkova, Gleb Stolyarov in St Petersburg, Writing by Tim Hepher; editing by David Evans)

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