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JetBlue Orders 60 Planes in $5.4 Billion Airbus-Bombardier Deal

  • Planemaker wins first A220 sale since closing deal for program
  • New York airline opts for former C Series over Embraer models
Airbus A220
Airbus A220Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg
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JetBlue Airways Corp. is placing a big bet on Airbus SE’s newest jetliner.

The carrier is ordering 60 of Airbus’s A220 jets, the freshly rechristened plane formerly known as Bombardier Inc.’s C Series. Tuesday’s sale, valued at $5.4 billion based on list prices before customary discounts, is the first since Airbus took control of the aircraft program last week from Bombardier.