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Boeing, Airbus duel over orders

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July 19, 2018 -- Airbus led anonymous aircraft sales with 186 orders worth $24 billion at list prices, while Boeing signed deals with four unnamed buyers for 94 planes worth $11bn.

Undisclosed customers, believed to be Chinese-linked leasing companies, signed orders for 280 Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 Max planes. Airbus declined to discuss the identity of the buyers, but industry sources said current global trade tensions had spooked buyers.

Orders for 80 A320neo narrowbody jets came from China's ICBC Leasing, according to Reuters. A deal for 100 A320neo family aircraft -- worth about $11.5 billion at list prices -- was also placed by Chinese-owned leasing giant Avalon, according to industry sources.

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