UNITED CANCELS BOEING orders 50 New A 321 Neo XLR’s From AIRBUS!
In what can only be considered one more nail in Boeing’s coffin, United is Replacing their entire international Fleet of Boine 757’s with Airbus A321 New XLR’s.\n\n\nAIRBUS Video courtesy of AIRBUS Corp.\n\nMusci: Inevitable Composer Diamond Ortiz – Youtube Audio Library
United Airlines switches from Boeing to Airbus
United Airlines on Tuesday announced an order for 50 long-haul Airbus aircraft, another victory for the European aircraft manufacturer over competitor Boeing..
The Chicago airline has ordered 50 Airbus A321XLRs to replace its aging Boeing 757-200s, and said it will begin using the aircraft for international service in 2024..
United Airlines plans to fly to Europe with very long range aircraft, departing from the East Coast airports of Newark and Washington.
The choice in favor of the American manufacturer is due to the crisis within Boeing, whose 737 Max aircraft caused two plane crashes. A European company at the moment cannot afford to spend a lot of energy designing a completely new aircraft for the mid-market.
Fuel efficiency and extended range are prompting airlines to opt for smaller aircraft on longer routes as they seek to control their operating costs. United Airlines also said it is postponing orders for larger Airbus A350s..