Making one of the most anticipated long-haul aircraft order announcements in recent years, British Airways yesterday said it will purchase 12 A380s and 24 787s and place options for a further seven A380s and 18 787s. The split order means that BA for the first time will operate long-haul Airbus aircraft. Airbus CEO Tom Enders called the order a "breakthrough" for the A380 program. On the Boeing side, the airline will order both the 787-8 and 787-9. Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines were selected ...

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