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Airbus wins order for 50 planes from Delta

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

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 coup for the European manufacturer in the US wide-body market.

Delta said it would buy 25 A350-900s for its Pacific Ocean flights and 25 A330-900neos primarily for Atlantic Ocean flights. All the planes will be powered by Rolls-Royce...

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