United To Place Major Order With Boeing

United Airlines is set to buy about 100 Boeing planes — the single-aisle 737s. The deal, long rumored, will be worth billions of dollars for Boeing. Boeing would still be behind Europe's Airbus when it comes to new orders for the next generation of narrow body jets.

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It's a big deal that would be worth billions of dollars for Boeing. United Airlines is set to buy about 100 of its planes - the single-aisle 737s. Boeing would still be behind Europe's Airbus when it comes to new orders for the next generation of narrow body jets.

Today's announcement on United's Boeing purchase has long been rumored.

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