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Cheaper fuel good for airlines but a concern for Boeing and Airbus

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With oil prices plunging, the main concern for Boeing and Airbus is that airlines could delay buying new planes in hopes of saving money by keeping their older, fuel-guzzling jets for a few more years.

Paris

SHARPLY falling oil prices are a welcome boon to airlines, saving billions of dollars in monthly fuel bills for a highly competitive industry that last year eked out an average profit of just US$6 per passenger.

But what is good news for the airlines raises questions for the