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Malaysia Air to buy eight Boeing 787s and two dozen 737s, says prime minister

Malaysia Airlines agreed to buy eight Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 25 Boeing 737s, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak said at the White House Tuesday. In addition to that commitment, announced at a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, Razak said, “there is a strong probability, not possibility, probability that we’ll have 24, 25 more 737…

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American Airlines reportedly talks with Airbus on fate of wide-body jet order

American Airlines is stepping up efforts to decide if an Airbus SE A350 order still makes sense for its fleet, forcing the European planemaker to try to defend another U.S. sale of its marquee wide-body jet. The two companies have restarted talks about a twice-delayed deal for 22 of the A350-900 planes, a person familiar…

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Embraer eyes making turboprop plane to rival ATR, Bombardier

Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA  is considering the development of a new turboprop passenger plane, the company said on Thursday, potentially returning to a segment dominated by the Franco-Italian ATR and Canada’s Bombardier In. Embraer, the world’s third-largest commercial planemaker, said it recently consulted with airlines about “potential opportunities in the turboprop market,” but added any…

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Airbus still in mix for Malaysia A330Neo deal after Boeing order

Malaysia Airlines Bhd remains keen on Airbus SE’s upgraded A330neo wide-body jet after placing an order for the rival Boeing Co 787. The re-engined Airbus twin-jet is a candidate for a major order as Malaysia Air renews its long-haul fleet and could operate alongside the Boeing Dreamliner, chief executive officer Peter Bellew said on Thursday.…

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