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Japan Airlines, Airbus close first-ever $9.5 billion deal

Stephen Beard Oct 7, 2013
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Japan Airlines, Airbus close first-ever $9.5 billion deal

Stephen Beard Oct 7, 2013
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Japan Airlines announced a $9.5 billion deal with Europe’s Airbus today — a blow to the Boeing Company, which had a near-monopoly in the Japanese market for decades. Japan’s flagship carrier purchased 31 A350 planes, which Airbus says use 25 percent less fuel than previous aircrafts of its kind. Marketplace’s Stephen Beard joins host David Brancaccio to discuss.  

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