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Airbus Wins $4.8 Billion China Jet Order in Blow to Boeing

  • Xiamen Air opts for European firm with accord for A320neos
  • Deal comes after planemaker netted massive China sale in July
An Airbus A320neo aircraft.

An Airbus A320neo aircraft.

Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

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Airbus SE won a deal to supply 40 jets worth around $4.8 billion at list prices to a unit of China Southern Airlines Co., cementing its lead in one of the world’s biggest aviation markets at the expense of Boeing Co.

Xiamen Air, an all-Boeing operator, agreed to buy the A320neo-series narrowbodies for delivery from 2024 to 2027, according to a statement Thursday. The price is expected to be subject to customary discounts.