Turkish Airlines To Buy 25 A350s Tentatively

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Turkish Airlines To Buy 25 A350s Tentatively

Turkish Airlines To Buy 25 A350s Tentatively. Tom Enders, Airbus Chief Executive Officer signed a non-binding agreement with Turkish Airlines on a possible order for 25 A350-900 planes during an official visit by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to Paris on Friday.

Turkish Airlines, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, is a major client of Airbus and its US rival, Boeing.

The state-owned Turkish airline is one of the few companies whose deals with aircraft manufacturers tend to accelerate around major diplomatic events.

In September, he signed a surprise interim order for 40 Boeing 787-9 aircraft while Erdogan was in New York for the UN General Assembly.

The tentative Airbus agreement was signed during a ceremony attended by Erdogan and his host, French President Emmanuel Macron. Turkish Airlines confirmed in a subsequent statement that it had begun negotiations with Airbus over the agreement of the plane. Airbus is also in negotiations to sell planes to China during a visit by Macron next week.