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Airbus Seen Poised to Get China Order for 100 Airliners

Airbus Group NV is poised to win a Chinese order for commercial aircraft that includes 27 wide-bodies airliners held up for more than a year by wrangling over carbon levies, people with knowledge of the deal said.

The purchase is set to be announced on March 26 when a Chinese state delegation visits Europe, said the people, who asked not to be identified because details are still being negotiated. The accord with Toulouse, France-based Airbus may be in excess of 100 aircraft and includes long-haul A330s and A350s and a large number of single-aisle A320neos, one of the people said.