Northwest Airlines would not confirm a report in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal that it is set to order up to 18 787s. In a statement, an airline spokesperson said, "We continue to speak with aircraft manufacturers about their product offerings." An NWA order would be a big win for Boeing and a setback for Airbus because the carrier operates the A330 and has a number still to be delivered. Separately, on Monday Northwest and China Southern Airlines inked a new partnership that includes ...

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