(Reuters) – Australia’s Qantas is set to hand a major order to renew its regional and mainline narrowbody fleets to Europe’s Airbus, two people familiar with the matter said.
An announcement of the two-pronged deal, which was first reported by Bloomberg, is due within the next hours, they said, asking not to be identified on confidential negotiations.
Airbus has been competing with Boeing for the deal, which is expected to feature more than 100 jets.
Neither manufacturer agreed to comment. Qantas could not immediately be reached for comment.
(Reporting by Tim Hepher, Eric M. Johnson, Jamie Freed; editing by Diane Craft)