United Airlines said it has reached an agreement to acquire 40 new Boeing 737-700s, which will be used to replace a portion of the carrier’s domestic capacity now being operated under contract by regional airlines. The planed order appeared to be a serious blow for Bombardier, which had hoped United would choose the CSeries for its smaller, domestic narrowbody needs. United executives have said they want to become less reliant on regional carriers for domestic flying and ...

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