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Viva Air Peru seen near $5 billion Airbus deal at Paris Airshow

Viva Air Peru seen near $5 billion Airbus deal

2017 06 19

2017 06 19

By Tim Hepher | PARIS

Low-cost carrier Viva Air Peru looked close to reaching a roughly $5 billion deal with Airbus (AIR.PA) for medium-haul jets on Sunday, as Western planemakers seek to defy expectations of slow sales at this year's Paris Airshow.

The Peruvian startup is set to order about 30 recently upgraded A320neo jets and 15 current-generation models known as A320ceo from Airbus, two industry sources told Reuters.

A spokesman for Airbus had no comment.

Viva Air Peru, which won an operating license earlier this year, is owned by Irelandia Aviation. Neither firm could be reached for comment.

Apart from Monday's expected launch of a new version of Boeing's 737 MAX that could net the U.S. planemaker in the region of 150 orders, most industry analysts have muted expectations for orders going into the June 19-25 event.

But there were indications on Sunday that Airbus and Boeing would try to pull off several surprises as they look for bragging rights at the world's largest air show.


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