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United Airlines expands fleet with 270 new planes

Both Airbus and Boeing: it's the largest order in its history

Air carrier United Airlines has made it known in the last few hours that it has completed an order for 270 planes, to be precise both Airbus and Boeing (read also the article published by AVIONEWS). For the American company it was the largest economic operation in its history, given that the financial estimate amounts to 35 billion dollars.

Which aircraft are we talking about specifically? First of all, the US airline secured 70 A-321Neo, thus positioning itself in a privileged position in the single aisle market to say the least. The new order integrates the existing ones for 50 A-321XLR aircraft, with a total commitment of 120 units. Airbus could only enthusiastically comment on this news, talking about the advantages of the aircraft in question, especially as regards the path to reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The contribution will therefore be fundamental in United Airlines' program which intends to eliminate these emissions by and no later than 2050.

The other 200 aircraft of the maxi-order were built by Boeing. In the case of the Chicago industry, it will be 150 B-737 Max 10s and 50 B-737 Max 8s. The airline, however, had already converted 100 B-737 Max 9s recently in favor of the larger model. United Airlines' commercial strategy therefore seems very clear, the relaunch primarily involves strengthening the fleet to meet the business needs of the coming months.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency