An Airbus A350 performs a flight display during the Dubai Airshow on November 12, 2017, in the United Arab Emirates. / AFP / Karim SAHIB
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Airbus announced on Wednesday that it will sell 430 airplanes to U.S. firm Indigo Partners for $49.5 billion in the European firm's biggest deal ever.Airbus' previous biggest-ever sale came in August 2015, when it sold 250 A320neos to Indian budget airline IndiGo, a deal estimated to be worth $26 billion at list prices.Until Wednesday, the only major deal announced at the Dubai Air Show came on Sunday, when long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners in a $15.1 billion deal.Emirates now relies solely on the Airbus 380 and the Boeing 777 for its flights, making it the largest operator of both.
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