15 September 2013
Lufthansa would split the order of about 50 aircraft between the A350-900 and the 777-9X which is due to fly by decade´s end. The A350-1000 could get finally out of the order as well as the 787-10.
Bloomberg is reporting that Lufthansa will split an order for about 50 widebody aircraft between Airbus A350-900 and Boeing, becoming the first buyer of the 777X.
The twin-engine jets of the purchase with a list value of at least $14 billion, will be Boeing’s new 777-9X, which is due to fly by decade’s end, and Airbus’s A350-900, said two of the people with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be identified because the details aren’t yet public. An announcement may come as soon as next week, the people said.
Dividing the deal provides a boost for both plane-makers after the German airline had said the order would be a winner-take-all contest. Lufthansa hasn’t bought 777s for its own passenger operations before, and has previously relied heavily on jets from France-based Airbus.
Boeing jets will make up a majority of the order, said one of the people.
“No fleet decision has yet been taken by the Lufthansa supervisory board,” Thomas Jachnow, a Lufthansa spokesman, said on 13/Sep by telephone. Any announcement will follow the board’s approval of management’s fleet recommendation, he said.
Based on the article “777X said to be part of coming Lufthansa order” published in Bloomberg News