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OCT 10, 2013 - The Economist

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Airbus and Boeing: Turning Japanese

AFTER 40 years of trying, Airbus has made little impact on Japan’s sizeable aviation fleet. The country’s carriers fly only 44 of its aircraft. But Boeing’s dominance is under threat after Japan Airlines (JAL) announced an order for 31 Airbus A350s with a list price of $9.8 billion, and placed an option for a further 25 planes. Airbus’s arrival suggests that Boeing is suffering for the faults that have plagued its 787 Dreamliner, in what has been that aircraft’s most important market.JAL was one of the two launch customers for the Dreamliner. But the plane arrived three years late. A global ... Read More

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