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Delta Said to Plan Order of 100 Boeing Jets in Airbus Rebuff

Delta Air Lines Inc. plans to order 100 Boeing Co. 737 single-aisle jets, a rebuff to Airbus SAS, as it refreshes its fleet with planes valued at $8.58 billion, two people familiar with the matter said.

Directors at Atlanta-based Delta will vote this week on the purchase of the 737-900 extended-range model, said one of the people, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly. A decision on buying smaller narrow-body jets, such as Bombardier Inc.’s CSeries, has been delayed past this week, three people said.