Air Transport World

A318 CLOSER TO LAUNCH.(Brief Article)

Airbus scored a victory over Boeing in the battle of the 100-seaters, as leasing giant International Lease Finance Corp. signed a launch MOU for up to 30 107-seat A318s, powered by the PW6000.

ILFC's commitment remains subject to "industrial launch" of the A318, now expected in early 1999. …

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