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PARIS (Reuters) – Saudi Arabian Airways is near inserting a multi-billion-dollar order for plane a minimum of partly involving Airbus jets, folks conversant in the matter stated on Wednesday.

The service, referred to as Saudia, has been negotiating with each Airbus and Boeing (NYSE:) for wide-body jets for months and its chief govt advised Air Transport World in March {that a} resolution for planes just like the Airbus A350 or Boeing 787 was anticipated quickly.

The order for wide-body plane, which may additionally embody quite a lot of smaller A320-family narrow-body plane, could also be introduced on the Paris Airshow, the folks stated.

Airbus declined remark.

Saudia Arabian Airways didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Airbus and Boeing are battling for wide-body plane orders value properly over $10 billion because the clock ticks towards subsequent week’s Paris Airshow, trade sources stated on Tuesday.

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