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Boeing, Airbus share British order

September 28, 2007|From Times Wire Services

British Airways divided its largest aircraft order in nine years between rivals Airbus and Boeing Co. as the airline prepared to increase capacity on its long-haul routes.

The airline's decision to book a dozen Airbus A380 super-jumbos along with 24 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a much-anticipated order worth $8.2 billion at list prices ends decades of Boeing's dominance in providing planes to the carrier.

It is also a vote of confidence in Airbus' previously troubled double-decker A380. Deliveries were delayed for two years because of technical problems.

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