EasyJet has entered a preliminary agreement with Airbus to acquire up to 200 A320NEOs and 35 A320CEOs. The deal is still subject to shareholder approval and is likely to hit some opposition from founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou, who has opposed further expansion of the airline. The agreement is a major blow for Bombardier, which had been pitching a 160-seat version of its CS300 against Boeing and Airbus narrowbodies. If shareholders approve the agreement, EasyJet plans to place a ...

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