Airbus Group NV (EPA:AIR) is likely to win against Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL)’s 50 Jet order. The overall deal is valued at $13 billion and Airbus is at the front with its efficient jet portfolio.
Airbus Group is likely to consider this deal an indication of Delta Air Lines’ inclination towards the company over their previous jet provider, Boeing. According to the sources, this deal would include A330neo and A350-900 planes from Airbus and Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) is likely to make an announcement as soon as next week. The airliner ordered 40 planes from Airbus in 2013 with net transaction value of $5.6 billion.
This is not the first time in recent months when Airbus Group NV (EPA:AIR) succeeded over its rather stronger rival Boeing Co (NYSE:BA). Earlier this week, the national airline of Morocco, Royal Air Maroc, said that A380 from Airbus is in place to compete against the Boeing 747 superjumbo jet. The jet is likely to undertake Hajj trips and Airbus is all set to bag a new buyer for A380 lineup.
Among other news, Airbus Group NV (EPA:AIR) announced new base design for its Beluga Transport fleet. The earlier Beluga fleet was designed with extensive modification of the A300 model but the company is likely to replace it with widebody A330 jet. The company is under extreme pressure to increase production of A350 long-range jets and A320 single-aisle planes.
Airbus Group is likely to use as many A330 body parts as possible and these 5 Beluga jets would be ready by 2025. The airplane manufacturer said,
“The distinctive looking lowered cockpit, the cargo bay structure and the rear-end and tail will be amongst the items which will be newly developed.”
It arch rival Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) uses 747 Jets (modified) for the production of its 787 Dreamliner jets.
This article has been written by Prakash Pandey.