14 DECEMBER 2009


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Article from BTNews 14 DECEMBER 2009

United Airlines goes for both

UNITED AIRLINES has committed itself to both the Airbus and Boeing wide-bodied aircraft now under development.  In what is its first contract for new aircraft in ten years, and after emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January 2006, the airline is in a forward thinking mood.  It recently completed the very successful upgrade of the long haul 767 fleet, and is undertaking the same task for its 777s.  Whilst neither manufacturer has officially confirmed orders, Roll-Royce has said that they will be supplying 25 Trent engine sets for the Airbus 350 XWB and Boeing has issued a press release noting that it is delighted that United Airlines is to continue its 80-year relationship with a 787 order (for 25 aircraft). www.united.com

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