PARIS/CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines said on Friday it deferred delivery of 10 Airbus A350 jets and ordered 10 of the cheaper A330neo long-haul models to become the first U.S. airline to operate the next-generation of Airbus aircraft.
The A330neo purchase, first reported by Reuters, is a further endorsement for the slow-selling model worth $3 billion at list prices from an influential buyer, though to Airbus it comes at some expense to the near term backlog of the A350.
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In a statement, Delta said the agreement with Airbus and engine maker Rolls-Royce will expand its order of the next-generation widebody jet from 25 to 35.
Under the agreement, Delta said the 10 previously on order A350 aircraft have been...
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