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European Aircraft Industry: SAS: 12-plane order with Airbus includes A350-900s

Scandinavian airline SAS announced Tuesday it plans to order 12 new Airbus aircraft. The deal would be worth $3.3 billion at list prices, though airlines typically negotiate significant discounts with big jetmakers Airbus and Boeing.

SAS signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) — short of a firm order — for eight A350-900 and four A330-300 planes as part of a renewal of its long-haul fleet.

The deal also includes upgrades of seven older A330 and A340 widebodies and an option to purchase another six A350 aircraft.

SAS said the A330s will be delivered in 2015 and the A350s in 2018.
Despite the MOU, as opposed to a firm order, SAS sent out an e-mail to its frequent-fliers touting the new jets.

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