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Airbus seals record US$50 billion jet deal to outdo Boeing in Dubai

Pact for 430 A320neo planes with US investor Indigo Partners marks a turnaround for Airbus

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The transaction is a crowning achievement for sales chief John Leahy (centre), who is set to retire after a career in which he has struck deals for more than 16,000 jets and lifted the European planemaker into a duopoly position with Boeing.

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AIRBUS SE announced the biggest commercial-plane transaction in its history, securing an order for single-aisle aircraft valued at nearly US$50 billion at the Dubai Air Show, outdoing Boeing Co's own US$20 billion mega-deal.

Wednesday's pact for 430 A320neo planes with US

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