United splits major aircraft order between Boeing and Airbus-That part of the order could be 150 Max-source
|The deal could include more than 100 Boeing (BA.N) 737 MAX 8 jets and several dozen larger Airbus (AIR.PA) –United Airlines|
United Airlines (UAL.O) is in talks to place a multimillion-dollar order for single aisle jets that may be between Boeing (BA.N) and Airbus (AIR. PA) Yes Confirmed,
The deal could include more than 100 Boeing (BA.N) 737 MAX 8 jets and several dozen larger Airbus (AIR.PA) A321neo jets, they said, asking not to be identified .
They want to upgrade their fleet at a time when travel in the United States is increasing, according to Bloomberg News, which first covered the Boeing negotiations.
That part of the order could be 150 Max, he said. “We currently have no agreement with Boeing or Airbus to purchase new aircraft and we do not comment on speculative aircraft orders,” said United spokesman Luke Punzenberger in response to the Boeing and Airbus said they do not comment on discussions with customers,
United ordered 25 new Boeing 737s MAX jets to replace older jets and meet post-pandemic demand growth.
Recover this year thanks to COVID-19 vaccines and the easing of restrictions after the pandemic sparked the worst recession in the industry.
A split deal between the 168-seat Boeing 737 MAX 8 and the roughly 200-seat A321neo would give the aerospace industry a big boost after the COVID-19 crisis.
Which threatens to disrupt the product line in its transatlantic duopoly. Airbus‘ A321neo has taken a dominant portion of orders in the recently booming large single-aisle segment, prompting Boeing to consider a replacement for its discontinued 757. It overlaps in size and scope with the A321neo.