United splits wide-body order: 25 jets each from Boeing, Airbus

12/8/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The · ABC News

United Airlines on Tuesday announced a long-awaited order for new wide-body jets, splitting the contract evenly between Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliner and the forthcoming Airbus A350. United plans to take delivery of the 50 jets between 2016 and 2019 as it retires older 747 and 767 models. In addition to the firm orders, United arranged for options on 50 more jets from each manufacturer. At list price, the deal was worth about $9 billion, but the company said it was able to negotiate the best possible deal by shopping during a downturn.

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