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Airbus wins order for 50 planes from Delta

European manufacturer beat Boeing in part because it can deliver planes sooner

OFFERING FUEL EFFICIENCY: Industry analysts estimate that Delta could get as much as 60 per cent off the list price, putting the total value of the Airbus order at roughly US$6 billion.

New York

AIRBUS scored a big victory over Boeing on Thursday when Delta Air Lines said it would buy 50 new planes from Airbus, including its newest long-range A350 aircraft.

The order came after months of jostling between Airbus and Boeing for the Delta bid, and it represented a