Boeing has established its first office in
Operations at the new Boeing office in Doha will primarily
house the Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) business but also
provide a base for Boeing Commercial Airplanes activities.
"This new office is an important commitment that Boeing is making
to Doha, the Qatari government and our customers in the immediate region," said Dennis Muilenburg, president of Boeing Defense,
Space & Security. "It will enable Boeing to maintain the in-person
contact necessary to further develop our close working
relationship with Qatar, as part of our overall strategy to build
partnerships with our customers."
Paul Kinscherff, president of Boeing in the Middle East,
"With the opening of our Doha office, we look forward to working
even more closely with our Qatari customers and partners to
support their success and the development goals of Qatar’s
National Vision 2030."
Boeing delivered two C-17
Globemaster III airlifters to the Qatar Emiri Air Force in August and September
2009. The Air Force has used the C-17s to provide vital
humanitarian aid around the world in the aftermath of natural disasters, such as the recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile.
Boeing is also working closely with Qatar's armed forces to
determine how the company can best meet its future military
requirements. Future potential exists for maritime strike attack
aircraft, reconnaissance rotorcraft and tactical aircraft.
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Mike Delong, a Middle East
regional vice president with BDS International Business
Development, will lead the office.
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