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United just ordered Airbus’ newest jet to replace 50 aging Boeing 757s, while Boeing struggles to develop an alternative

Airbus A321XLR

United Airlines signed an order with Airbus on Tuesday for 50 of the French aviation firm’s A321XLR aircraft to replace its aging fleet of Boeing 757 jets.

The order was confirmed by United Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Nocella Tuesday evening.

United’s order was a major hit from a US airline for Boeing, which has an new midsized airplane, or “NMA,” currently in development. The NMA, which is intended to offer a replacement to the 757, with a similar range and capacity, has faced development delays as Boeing scrambles to fix its troubled 737 Max family of jets.

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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com