USAir yesterday kicked off potentially one of the largest engine competitions ever, agreeing to an "aggressively priced" deal for at least 120 and perhaps as many as 400 Airbus Industrie narrowbodies and setting the stage for an equally fierce price war between A320 family enginemakers CFM International and International Aero Engines (IAE). Airbus and the airline confirm that USAir plans to use a mix of 120 A319s, A320s and A321s to replace the Douglas DC-9-30s, Boeing 737-200s, ...

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