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Airbus Finally Bags a Deal for Mainstay Jet After Lackuster Expo

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The first all-new order for Airbus SE’s mainstay A320 jet of this week’s Farnborough International Airshow was distinctly lacking in the hoopla that usually accompanies deals unveiled at the world’s leading aviation expo.

The $2 billion transaction from Latam Airlines Group SA of Chile was communicated by email at 8 a.m. in the UK, when most show delegates were still at their hotels.