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Airbus lands more A350 XWB orders

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on June 29, 2007 at 2:18 pm |
June 29, 2007 2:18 pm

Boeing rival Airbus today won 22 more orders for its A350XWB aircraft, its competitor to Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The orders came from Brazilian carrier TAM Linhas Aereas. TAM was one of the airlines that originally ordered Airbus’ A350, which Airbus abandoned in favor of the A350XWB.

The airline is also ordering four additional Airbus A330-200s.

TAM had ordered 10 of the A350s in 2005. Airbus scrapped the plans for the A350 when some of its best customers criticized it for lagging behind the 787 in technology and efficiency.

Airbus now has 254 orders and commitments for the A350XWB compared with firm orders for Boeing’s 787 of 584.

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