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Airbus silent on Iraqi Airways talks

Plane manufacturer declines to comment on claims it is looking to secure a deal with Iraqi Airways.

Airbus silent on Iraqi Airways talks
PLANE TALKS: Airbus declined to comment on claims it was looking to secure a deal with Iraqi Airways. (Getty Images)

Airbus has distanced itself on Monday from speculation suggesting the plane maker is in talks with Iraqi Airways that could lead to a possible aircraft order.

When called by Arabian Business, the company declined to comment on claims it was looking to secure a deal with Iraqi Airways.

Last week, Reuters reported that Airbus parent company EADS was keen to break Boeing’s monopoly and sell planes to Iraqi Airways.

"They have an airline that has only Boeing planes. For me that is a provocation," EADS chief executive Louis Gallois reportedly said.

"That will be a provisional situation that will not last,” he added during a visit to Baghdad with French Prime Minister Francois Fillon.

But an Airbus spokesperson has since told Arabian Business that the comments were said in jest and should not be taken too seriously.

“Airbus is in a constant contact with all their customers and all negotiations with them are confidential,” the spokesperson added.

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