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Air France Preparing for Narrow-body Fleet Renewal


Air France will soon place a major order with Airbus for narrow-body aircraft. The deal will be discussed at a meeting of the Air France–KLM Group board later in July. The French flag carrier may purchase as many as 70 A220 aircraft plus a large number of A320neo aircraft.

At the Paris Air Show in June, KLM, Air France’s sister carrier, selected Embraer’s competing offering to the A220 in support of its own short-haul fleet expansion efforts. The Dutch carrier signed a letter of intent for up to 35 Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, including twenty options.

Source: Reuters

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