MAS Awaits Approval For 100-Aircraft Order

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is reportedly waiting for government approval before it places an order for up to 100 commercial aircraft. It is thought that the order will be split between Airbus and Boeing and will include 30 Airbus widebodies, as well as the 787-10 and the 737 MAX to replace older 737-800s, news sources have reported. The loss-making airline must gain approval before agreeing the investment but it reportedly eager to receive new aircraft deliveries from 2016. The airline made a $104m loss in 4Q 2013, its fourth consecutive quarter of loss.

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