Delta Airlines will order for 100 Airbus jets

Published on : Friday, December 15, 2017

Delta Airlines flightDelta Airlines has mentioned on Thursday that it would be placing a firm order for 100 Airbus A321 neo jets and also an optional order for 100 aircrafts of Airbus.


In a certain filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it feels would deliver to commence in the initial quarter of 2020 with new aircraft arriving through the year 2023.


A few news media agencies reported yesterday that Airbus had beaten out its rival Boeing Co for the order that boosted the leading share of the market of Airbus for narrowbody models as it highlighted the rising relationship between Delta and Chicago-based Boeing.


The two U.S. brands’ relations started to fray in the month of October when Boeing had successfully lobbied the U.S. Commerce Department to propose trade duties of as many as 300% on Delta’s order of CSeries jets from Bombardier Inc. of Canada.


This carrier declined to state if the disagreement between the two planemakers had any impact on its decision to go with Airbus.


Ed Bastian who is the chief executive of Delta mentioned in one of its statements that this represents an appropriate transaction for their customers, employees and shareholders.


Delta’s decision also offers a lift to Pratt & Whitney that is a subsidiary of United Technologies  that the carrier had said had won the contract for the engines that would power the A321 neo aircraft.


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