TAM signed an MOU yesterday with Airbus to acquire 37 aircraft, boosting both the manufacturer's flagging fortunes and the airline's hopes for domestic dominance as Varig lingers on the verge of shutdown. The order comprises 15 A319s, 16 A320s and six A330s to be delivered through 2010. Last year, TAM ordered 29 A320s for delivery in the same timeframe, plus 20 options. The announcement comes on the heels of a March IPO that netted the airline approximately $700 million, which it said it ...

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