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United Airlines orders 10 Airbus A350 jets

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United Airlines said on Thursday that it would order 10 Airbus A350-1000 long-range passenger jets in a deal worth up to $3.3 billion (2.5 billion euros).

"We look forward to taking delivery of the A350-1000," United chairman Jeff Smisek said in a statement, adding that "our customers and co-workers will enjoy flying" in the lighter, more fuel-efficient plane.

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