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Airbus Breaks Boeing's Monopoly in Japan

Japan Airlines has announced that it is ordering 31 Airbus A350 wide-body jets in a deal that challenges U.S. aerospace company Boeing's dominance in the country. JAL said Monday it had signed a $9.5 billion purchase agreement for the 31 long-haul planes, with an option to buy another 25 aircraft. The deal marks the first time JAL has bought Airbus planes. The new aircraft are expected to start coming into service in 2019 as the carrier replaces its aging Boeing fleet. Industry ...

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