United Airlines has converted an order for 35 Airbus A350-1000s to 45 of the smaller -900s, updating a previously existing deal made at the 2013 Paris Air Show. The A350 XWB order will replace older, less efficient aircraft, supporting future growth of the Chicago-based airline, Airbus said in a statement. “For the past year, United has done a complete review to ensure that we have the right long-term fleet strategy, and it was clear that the A350 aligns with our replacement needs ...

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