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Airbus, Boeing split huge American Airlines order

AMR Corp plans to buy 460 narrowbody planes in the 'largest aircraft order in aviation history'

Airbus, Boeing split huge American Airlines order
Jim Albaugh, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, speaks during a news conference at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport July 20, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. American Airlines announced an order for 460 new plans to be purchased from Boeing and Airbus (Getty Images)
Airbus, Boeing split huge American Airlines order
Tom Horton, President of AMR and American Airlines, Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus, American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey, and Jim Albaugh, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, attend a news conference at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport July 20, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. American Airlines announced an order for 460 new plans to be purchased from Boeing and Airbus. (Getty Images)
Airbus, Boeing split huge American Airlines order
American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey speaks during a news conference at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport July 20, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. American Airlines announced an order for 460 new plans to be purchased from Boeing and Airbus. (Getty Images)
Airbus, Boeing split huge American Airlines order
Flight crew personnel sit in the audience as American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey speaks during a news conference at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport July 20, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. American Airlines announced an order for 460 new plans to be purchased from Boeing and Airbus. (Getty Images)
Airbus, Boeing split huge American Airlines order
American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey (C) speaks alongside Airbus CEO Tom Enders (L) and Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Jim Albaugh (2nd R) during a news conference at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport July 20, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. American Airlines announced an order for 460 new plans to be purchased from Boeing and Airbus. (Getty Images)
Airbus, Boeing split huge American Airlines order
(L-R) President of AMR and American Airlines Tom Horton, CEO of Airbus Tom Enders, American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey, and Jim Albaugh, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, stand holding model planes during a news conference at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport July 20, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. American Airlines announced an order for 460 new plans to be purchased from Boeing and Airbus. (Getty Images)