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Germania May Order 25 Airbus

Germania May Order 25 AirbusGermania May Order 25 Airbus

German airline Germania is close to placing an order with European plane maker Airbus for 25 A320-family jets, two industry sources said, according to a Reuters report. The privately-held German carrier operates a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing jets but has said it aims to harmonize its fleet by switching to all-Airbus aircraft when it takes older Boeing 737-700s out of service. The potential order, which could be worth over $2.5 billion at list prices, follows tough negotiations as Boeing tried to wrestle back its former customer on the eve of the Farnborough Airshow, the sources said, asking not to be named.