Lufthansa has placed a large order for Boeing’s 777-9X and Airbus’s A350-900 in an effort to replace some of the older aircraft in its long-haul fleet. The airline’s supervisory board approved the deal during a Sept. 18 meeting, committing to 34 777-9Xs and 25 A350-900s. The first A350s are due for delivery in 2016, while the 777Xs are expected to start joining the Lufthansa fleet in 2020. Lufthansa says it has the flexibility through options and purchase rights to increase the 777X ...
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