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Turkish Airlines said it intends to purchase 40 of Boeing Co.'s 787-9 Dreamliners, a long-awaited deal that signals the carrier's rebound following a terrorist attack on its Istanbul hub last year.Boeing's carbon-composite Dreamliners will help upgrade Turkish's fleet of long-range aircraft as it competes with other Middle Eastern airlines amid slowing growth in the region.The airline already has 75 Boeing 737 Max jets on order, according to the plane-maker's website.Boeing has landed 82 firm orders for the 787 so far this year.Those four-engine planes have fallen out of favor as airlines bypass large hubs to connect smaller cities directly.
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