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Airbus bags $9.5bn-worth contract from Japan Airlines

Airbus bags $9.5bn-worth contract from Japan Airlines

Airbus has just announced that it has bagged an impressive order for 31 planes worth from Japan Airlines Co Ltd., a development that is definitely a tough blow to rival plane-maker Boeing.

The Japanese carrier has signed an agreement with Airbus for purchasing 18 long haul A350-900 and 13 A350-1000 planes. The purchase agreement also includes the option for the Japanese carrier to purchase another 25 planes.

The Airbus-Japan Airlines deal is enough to deepen the dent that Boeing suffered in its reputation after long delays and the grounding of its 787 Dreamliner.