Santiago, Chile-based LATAM Airlines Group received the first of nine new Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft Sept. 30 at the Airbus Delivery Center in Toulouse, France. The A350 XWBs are part of a purchase and leaseback arrangement LATAM made with Dutch lessor AerCap in May 2013. At that time, the $2.6 billion agreement was for 25 widebody aircraft including nine new A350-900s, four new Boeing 787-9s, two new 787-8s from LATAM’s order backlog and 10 A330-200s with an average age of four ...

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