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Airbus clinched its first airline customer for a newly revamped model Tuesday, in a tentative deal with Malaysia's AirAsia for 50 A330neo wide-body jets worth over $13 billion.It is an aircraft that Airbus had not expected to make until recently, but the company's gamble will put pressure on Boeing's much newer 787 Dreamliner in an order race for aircraft with 250-300 seats, ideally suited to growing intra-Asian travel.Confirming a Reuters report, Japanese-owned SMBC Aviation Capital signed the biggest deal of the show so far by number of units with a $12 billion order for 115 Airbus A320-family jets.It comes hard on the heels of two closely watched domestic contests in the U.K., where Monarch Airlines handed Boeing a critical win by dropping current supplier Airbus, while British Airways owner IAG stuck with Airbus after another duel.
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