Reliability is one of the pillars of commercial aviation. Drop a few points and network strategy starts to crumble and passengers look for other options. And it would appear that reliability was the cornerstone of July’s blockbuster American Airlines order, which smashed a variety of records no matter how you count the commitment.  What turned true-blue American to the embrace of Airbus and the re-engined A320neo was that neither the airline’s management nor Boeing had ...

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