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Airbus Ahead of Boeing in $10 Billion Malaysia Order Race

  • Duo in talks for 30 either A330neo or 787 Dreamliner planes
  • Malaysia Airlines expected to be at 70% capacity this year
An Airbus A330neo aircraft.

An Airbus A330neo aircraft.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg
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Airbus SE is leading a race against Boeing Co. over the potential sale of about 30 wide-body aircraft to Malaysia Airlines as the Southeast Asian carrier, seeking more fuel-efficient jets amid a travel rebound, focuses on cost. 

Airbus is offering its A330neo range of aircraft while Boeing is pushing its 787 Dreamliners, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private. A decision may be announced as soon as later this month at the upcoming Farnborough International Airshow, the people said.