PARIS/NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines
looked close on Wednesday to placing an order for 100 Airbus
A321neo jets in a boost for the European planemaker as
it tries to narrow a 2017 order gap against Boeing, two
people familiar with the matter said.
The preliminary selection, reported earlier by CNN, follows
a fierce competition and is subject to approval at a board
meeting later on Wednesday, which could still alter or delay the
decision, the people said.
Such a deal would be worth $12.7 billion at list prices, but
would typically involve steep discounts.
Delta and both planemakers declined comment.
(Reporting by Tim Hepher, Alana Wise; Editing by Leigh Thomas)
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