US Airways to Order Boeing 787s; Ditch Airbus A350: Times of London

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.

US Airways is planning to announce an order for between 20 and 30 Boeing 787s this week, according to an unsourced report on The Times of London’s Web site.

This could be the second major deal for the U.S. plane maker in a week after Virgin Atlantic ordered 15 787s Tuesday. At list price the Virgin deal is worth $2.8 billion.

If the reported deal goes through it suggests the canceling of U.S. Airways current order with EADS’ Airbus for 20 A350 planes, the report said.

Airbus has been trying to convert buyers of the A350 into the redesigned and larger A350 XWB, which was launched at the end of last year, according to Dow Jones Newswires.

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