© Reuters file photo: Qantas planes seen at Kingsford Smith International Airport after a coronavirus outbreak in Sydney, Australia, on March 18, 2020. Reuters / Lauren Elliott
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Qantas Airways has begun talks with aircraft manufacturers aimed at gradually renewing its flagship narrowbody and regional fleet, industry sources said.
The Australian carrier is studying the Airbus A220 and the Brazilian Embraer’s E2 to replace the regional fleet of 20 Boeing (NYSE 🙂 171s and 1F Fokker 100.
They said Airbus and Boeing would face off separately as Qantas narrowly sought to renew an existing fleet of Boeing 37–800s. Combined measures are the beginning of a time that can consistently purchase 100 or more jets over time.
In Boston, where airline executives were meeting at an industry meeting, Qantas officials declined to comment. Planemakers Airbus, Boeing and Embraer also declined to comment.
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