The US has so far proven to be a slow market for the new generation of Airbus and Boeing widebodies. None of the three US majors -— American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines — has yet placed any orders for the Boeing 777X, a program launched on the basis of orders from Lufthansa and the big three Gulf carriers, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways. The US carriers have ordered a total of 82 A350s, but it is unclear when these aircraft will actually ...

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