£23bn Air­bus coup

Scottish Daily Mail - - City & Finance -

AIR­BUS gained brag­ging rights over em­bat­tled ri­val Boe­ing as it se­cured £23bn of or­ders from two Mid­dle east­ern air­lines.

At the Dubai Air­show, emi­rates said it would buy 50 Air­bus A350s worth £12bn, while Air Ara­bia an­nounced the pur­chase of 120 A320s worth around £11bn.

The deal is also a coup for Rolls-Royce which makes the Trent WXB en­gines for the A350s.

It dwarfed an es­ti­mated £910m deal with Turk­ish air­line Sunex­press, an­nounced by Boe­ing at the show, for ten 737-8 Max jets, which were grounded glob­ally af­ter two crashes killed 346.

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