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Airline Boss Who Schmoozed Airbus Exits With Orders in Focus

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Airbus SE and AirAsia Bhd., the discount airline built by Tony Fernandes, were inseparable for years, with the boisterous aviation executive gorging on ever-larger aircraft orders to become the manufacturer’s biggest customer for single-aisle jets.