Airbus nets order for 40 jets from Delta

Airbus nets order for 40 jets from Delta
The new Airbus A350 jet liner flies above the Bourget airport, during the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, north of Paris, Friday June 21, 2013. When the Concorde started flying in the 1970's, hopes were high that the traveling masses would soon streak through the air faster than the speed of sound or soar in planes that hurtled like missiles above the earth's atmosphere. Instead, jetliners still look the same as they did five decades ago and travel times have barely budged. (AP Photo)(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
PARIS (AP) — Airbus says Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 40 aircraft including 10 of its widebody A330-300s.

The company says in a statement Wednesday that the order, which also includes 30 single-aisle A321ceos, is Delta's first with the European jet maker in about two decades.

A321neos have a list price of $117.4 million. The A330-300 has a list price of $239.4 million, but airlines routinely negotiate discounts.

Airbus says many of Delta's A321s are expected to be assembled at its planned assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, currently under construction with delivery scheduled to start in 2016. Deliveries of the A330s are scheduled to begin in 2015.