United Airlines (Chicago) today as a merged airline, is both an Airbus and Boeing narrow body customer. However the current former Continental management strongly favored Boeing in the past. Those past loyalties may be helping to sway the current battle for a large 180-aircraft order for new narrow body aircraft with new more fuel efficient engines. According to this Reuters report quoting inside sources involved in the negotiations, Boeing is pulling ahead in the competition. An order is likely to be announced this summer so the competition for this large order is not over.
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