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EgyptAir, seeking to overcome slumping tourist numbers and the impact of a fatal jetliner crash, revealed an order for nine Boeing Co. single-aisle jets and said it plans to buy more planes to aid its recovery.Under consideration are the re-engined Boeing 737 Max and Airbus Group SE A320neo narrow-bodies, the twin-aisle 787 and A330, and the Bombardier Inc. C Series and Embraer SA 195 regional jets, Musallam said, adding that EgyptAir must take steps to move on from the May 19 crash.EgyptAir aims to issue a request for proposals for the new planes next month and to expand the fleet to 105 aircraft by 2021 and 150 by 2025, Musallam said.EgyptAir currently operates a mix of planes including 20 737-800s together with A320s and Airbus A330s and A340s alongside Boeing 777s.
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