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Boeing nabs US$3.2b jet deal as United spurns Bombardier

United decided to stick with Boeing's 737, a new version of a plane that debuted in 1965, instead of Bombardier's brand-new C Series despite its greater fuel savings.

Boeing Co reported a 30 per cent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by an after-tax charge related to its 747-8 jumbo jet production cut.


BOEING Co has won a hotly contested United Airlines order for 40 of the aircraft maker's smallest jetliners, thwarting Bombardier Inc's bid to land a marquee North American customer for its struggling C Series model.

The new Boeing 737-700 planes will enter service in mid-...