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Japan Airline passes on Boeing, orders Airbus

TOKYO — Japan Airlines announced a $9.5 billion order with the European aircraft Airbus Monday, marking the first time the large Asian carrier has neglected to order new planes from the Boeing company, the New York Times reported.

Japan Airlines plans to buy 31 Airbus A350 wide-body jets, expected to replace Boeing 777s as the carrier’s main long-haul airplane. Deliveries are expected in 2019.

AirbusThis is the first time Airbus — Boeing’s main competitor — has moved into the Asian market on such a large scale. Japan is the second-largest air travel market in Asia following China, the New York Times reported

There was no official word on why Japan Airlines went with Airbus ,however,ties between Boeing and Japan Airlines were strained following problems with the Boeing 787. Now Airbus is looking into other typically exclusive Boeing companies, including All Nippon Airways, the New York Times reported.

Each A350 holds up to 350 seat passengers and the deal includes options for 25 additional planes, the New York Times reported.

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4 Comments to “Japan Airline passes on Boeing, orders Airbus”

    Kathie said:
    October 7, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    What's an airub?

    AsianAngryMale said:
    October 7, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    The curtain is coming down on the American Empire. Just like the Soviet Empire, the American Empire cannot make or produce anything useful. All it makes are weapons, which its people can't eat. And right now, the American Empire can't even keep its own government opened.

      guest said:
      October 7, 2013 at 12:02 PM

      and if they keep raising the debt ceiling instead of being fiscally responsible it's only a matter of time before the house of cards comes tumbling down!

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