A United Airlines passenger jet takes off with New York City as a backdrop, at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, U.S. December 6, 2019.
REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File PhotoUnited Airlines (UAL.O) is in talks to place a multi-billion-dollar order for single-aisle jets potentially split between Boeing (BA.N) and Airbus (AIR.PA), industry sources said.
If confirmed, the deal could include over 100 of Boeing's (BA.N) 737 MAX 8 and several dozen larger Airbus (AIR.PA) A321neo jets, they said, asking not to be identified.
Boeing and Airbus both said they do not comment on customer discussions.
In March, United ordered 25 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, as it prepares to replace aging jets and meet post-pandemic demand growth.
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