November 8, 2019 / 8:03 AM / 14 days ago

GE unit orders 25 Airbus jets including 12 Rolls-powered A330neo - sources

PARIS, Nov 8 (Reuters) - GECAS, the aircraft leasing subsidiary of General Electric, has ordered 25 Airbus aircraft including a rare purchase of jets powered by GE’s rival engine maker Rolls-Royce, two people familiar with the matter said.

The order includes 12 Airbus A330neo jets, for which Rolls-Royce is the sole engine supplier, and 13 A321XLR long-distance narrow-body jets. It was included in a new Airbus order tally but the name of the buyer was not immediately disclosed.

Airbus and GE both declined to comment. (Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by Jan Harvey)

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