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Iran’s Mammoth Jet Orders Signal Ambition to Join Airline Elite

  • Deal to buy more than 100 Boeing planes follows Airbus accord
  • Fleet of latest models would put flag-carrier in big leagues

Iran’s signing this week of an outline deal for 109 Boeing Co. jetliners five months after agreeing to buy 118 from Airbus Group SE underscores the scale of the former pariah state’s airline ambitions.

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